Last week I took Ben and Simon to Edinburgh for the day because for Christmas, we gave the boys tickets to see The Lion King.
This is the second time we’ve gone to Edinburgh just for the day, and I have grown to really enjoy doing it this way. We hop on the train early in the morning and ride it back late at night.
We had the prettiest January day I’ve seen so far in Scotland, which was such a gift after being almost blown away on our last visit.
The boys and I walked all around Calton Hill, taking pictures of the city, reading about the monuments and enjoying the sunshine.
Oh and yes, we had this strange encounter with an art exhibition.
I must say that I love getting the chance to travel with only one or two of my kids. There is less need for compromise and I’m able to let them lead and make decisions about what to do without all the arguing.
Ben chose a lot of what we did in Edinburgh, and it was fun for him that he is starting to know his way around the city.
University students have a habit of rubbing the toe of this Hume statue for luck around exam time. Ben does not have any exams this year, but he’s still collecting luck.
Ben and Simon picked out a restaurant together after we walked through Grassmarket.
I must say that they chose very well. Both boys ordered super yummy pizza at Made in Italy. And I had lasagne with super thin sheets of homemade pasta stacked together. So divine.
Plus Italian desserts and coffee.
After lunch we made our way over to the Edinburgh Playhouse to see The Lion King!
Everyone’s favorite moment of the play was the beginning when all the animals arrive. AMAZING! There was an older gentleman sitting next to Simon and he watched Simon as much as he did the play, which was super sweet to me. When the elephant came down the aisle next to us, he said to Simon, “Look! Look! Do you see the olli-phant?!” Super cutie!
We had matinee tickets so we were able to grab a bite in the train station before getting an evening train back to Aberdeen. Two sleepy boys were humming the tunes from the musical all the way home.
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