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Last night we tried it…you guessed it, the infamous Scottish haggis, except this version was called Haggis, Neeps & Tatties (see below pic). Was skeptical about the whole food situation, but I gotta say, “don’t knock it till you’ve tried it”. It was absolutely delectable and we both went back for more. We’re both not much meat eaters, but we like the fact that they use all parts of the sheep and don’t throw it out.

That was last night. This morning, we headed straight for Arthur’s Seat, a wonderful, but windy hike up the mountain just adjacent to downtown Edinburgh. We packed warm and definitely needed it. It was cloudy and probably about 45 degrees with the wind. I only went about halfway up and waited while JTB ascended the rest of the climb. Then, off to The World’s End, a super cozy place to warm our toes and tickle our fancy. A homemade vegetarian soup, side salad and pints of Punk IPA were just what the doctor ordered. Then, off to the Royal Botanical Gardens just north of downtown. Not many flowers were in bloom, but we saw some wonderful yellow and white daffodils, perfect timing for spring in Scotland. Jim looked down at his iPhone app and we logged in just over 32,000 steps today, not bad!

A cider or two in on Princes Street and we’re done for the night. Off to St. Andrews and Dundee tomorrow!

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