For the first day in Scotland, we didn’t take many photos, due to being utterly exhausted. We’d been on three different planes and had gotten no sleep; the longest flight had several very unhappy babies directly behind us, and not even earplugs and Bose headsets could drown out the noise.
Oh. And I had been struggling with the flu for the week before the trip and was still a bit sick with congestion. I pretty much lived on cough drops and pain killers to get through the flights. You do whatcha gotta, right?
So! We arrived in Glasgow around noon, having been awake for a long time―and the plan was to remain awake to adapt to the time difference. The day of arrival was David’s birthday. I had made a reservation months earlier at the Red Onion and, despite being tired (and, for me, somewhat sick)… we went. Of course!
Sadly, I was too out of it to more deeply appreciate the amazing three-course meal. No pictures (apologies to my dear Tanya for not letting the camera “eat first” for so many meals of this trip). But, trust me―if you’re in Glasgow and have a chance to go to the Red Onion: GO. Whether you’re vegan like us, flexitarian, or full-on carnivore, you’ll love the place. Next time we visit, we’ll make our reservation for later in the trip, so we’re more alert!
Our hotel―Grand Central Hotel―gave us a wonderful room and had the most awesome of staircases, complete with the most awesome of chandeliers.
Room service breakfast was glorious and just the thing for us to start our day.
The second day, we were still tired―but ready to take on some serious walking. My next blog entry will have more photos, because we spent a perfect day at the Botanic Gardens, happily basking in the warm sun with the locals.