July 24, 2014 – Edinburgh.
From my journal:
Laura, Emma and I took a bus out to Craigmillar Castle, while Elyse stayed in the apartment and took it easy.
We returned and made an evening plan. We walked to the Meadows Park, and returned to get ready for the evening.
Walked to George IV Bridge (an elevated street) and visited the Elephant Cafe: “The Birthplace of Harry Potter,” where Rowling wrote the first of the series, and I hoped to find the elusive HP postcard for Scarlett Hayes. No postcard, but did decide to eat there.
Walked over to the Royal Oak.
This place is smaller than your living room.
Squeezed in to hear the last few songs of the act that was playing until 9. It was too small and crowded. We got a Gig Guide and looked for another music spot. We walked to Grassmarket as night and fog were falling over the city.
We stayed and listened to a singer/guitarist at the famous White Hart Inn (Est. 1516). A great time. Left about 10:30 and walked back to the apartment about 11:00.