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Day Six: Davenburgh

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Dave!And so here I am in my favorite city on earth... Edinburgh, Scotland. Not the nicest of days to be in "The Athens of the North," because it's overcast and cold, but it's hard to complain when I'm so happy to be here.

Originally, I was to be in Edinburgh on Sunday for the meet-up, but people pointed out that this was Mother's Day in the UK so I changed it in hopes that more people could make it (far be it for me to come between somebody and their mum!). Unfortunately, weeknights are really difficult for meet-ups because everybody has to worry about work in the morning, so the head-count dwindled from five to four to three to two. Not that the number of people really matters... I'm happy to meet up with anybody I can when I travel, and was very lucky that Andy from Sharing Experiences could make it (if you're a traveler... or even if you just like to read excellent travel stories... his blog is well worth checking out, and I was even interviewed by Andy here).

We met at Bobby's Bar, named in honor of Greyfriars Bobby, a dedicated doggie who spent fourteen years guarding the grave of his deceased master (he reminds me of Hachiko, a dog who met his master at the train station every day in Tokyo, and continued to turn up each day... even after his master had died).

Since Andy is a fellow frequent-traveler, it was great to compare notes and trade travel stories (Sharing Experiences in person, as it were!), so Davenburgh was a total success...

Greyfriar Bobby's Bar

Dave and Andy at Davenburgh

Greyfriars Bobby with Andy's Davenburgh Badge

Tomorrow is supposed to be a much nicer day, so my fingers are crossed as I head off to bed.


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Comments

  1. sizzle says:

    I hope to make it to Scotland someday. Sounds awesome!

  2. Whitenoise says:

    The closest I’ve been is Prestwick. I look forward to visiting Edinburgh someday.

    The dog story reminded me of my shep- always parked within 6 feet of my location while I was home. You can’t find that sort of loyalty anywhere else in life.

  3. Crail00 says:

    Och, ’tis awfie nice tae ken yir in ma native lan’.

    It wid bi great if yi wur tae visit ma home toon, Stirling.

    Lookin’ furward tae yir posts aboot Bonnie Scotland.

  4. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Dave!

  5. Penelope says:

    That dog statue isn’t a button whore like some people I could mention *whistles*

  6. i’m cracking up that it was just the two of you and yet you still wore lanyards.

    (the pup looks great in andy’s, though!)

  7. Kailey says:

    Your stories of unwaveringly loyal dogs and that cute dog sculpture have bolstered my fiances argument for a beagle joining our household within the next 5 years. Our cat blames you for a potential enemy in her territory (don’t worry she forgives quickly).

  8. Andy Hayes says:

    Lanyards, yes. Why not? :-)

  9. whall says:

    That dog statue is making the rounds.

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