Saturday, March 23, 2013

maui : the first couple weeks

I'm making it our New Year's Resolution (albeit 3 months late) to resurrect this blog yet again. It's been over a year since we moved to Maui and I thought it might be nice to share what it's been like for us making this jump 5,000 miles away. 

Our first month we jumped in head first; we bought a car, went hiking, ate chips and guacamole and the beach, and documented plenty of sunsets, and caught the only thunder and lightening storm that happened all year. I got my first job working at Wings Hawaii; a clothing and accessories store in Paia that sells all locally made items, we played with our neighbor's grand kids, got used to seeing chickens everywhere, the cats got used to their surroundings, too...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Day 20: Edinburgh III

Our last and final day we did more touring of the city and decided to spend it hiking up to King Arthur’s Seat; a high peak in the city with unbelievable views. It was really windy and quite chilly the whole trek up but totally worth it.

We took the unbeaten path back down. Eric guided the way and we ended up in some thorn bushes at one point. But it was pretty!

We worked up quite an appetite so we stopped by the Sheep Heid Inn (Est. 1360), a pub that Eric read about in our guide book. “The Sheep Heid doesn’t feature too heavily in the history books until the time of Mary Queen of Scots when it became a stop off point on her regular jaunts between the royal palaces of Craigmillar and Holyrood”. Fantastic decor inside...

A fuzzy caterpillar on our walk home.

We spent the evening packing up our things, getting ready to head home, and crying* because we didn’t want to leave. We left the flat around 4 in the morning. A very long day of traveling ahead of us. First stop, London. Then, on to Nova Scotia and finally Philly :(
So long, Amazing Honeymoon.
You. Were. EPIC.

*Not really. Well, maybe just a little.

Day 19: Edinburgh II

A fairly low-key day. We walked around town and through a pretty cool graveyard on our way to Holyrood Castle. 

Great shot of Arthur's Seat.

Holyrood Castle is where the Royal Family stays when they visit Scotland and have super special, secretive meetings. No photography allowed inside but here are a few shots from the grounds.

The courtyard.

Holyrood Abbey.

After, we meandered the streets of Edinburgh when all of a sudden, this happened...

Meandering ensued followed by dinner. Bangers & Mash!

We headed back to the flat while the sunset.