The main points I'd like to make right now are these:
- I've gotten my money's worth out of this rental car (it's been a beautiful, throaty, manual transmission, diesel, driver's dream - though now it's filthy)
- I bought a shirt at St Andrews Old Course (Scotland being the birthplace of Golf). Luckily it was 1/2 off. To give you an idea. If you were to buy a zip up golf jacket, you'd be looking at £230! I'm super excited about my shirt and will wear it every time I golf from now until I die.
- Edinburgh was an awesome touristy town. I took so many pictures of buildings, it's going to make for a painful slide show later.
- Edinburgh castle was good, but without a tour guide or audio guide, I learned nothing. And ironically, that's a lesson learned.
- Booking a hotel BEFORE you get to a town is a brilliant move. I wasn't able to book a place in Edinburgh due to it being so pricey (especially on a Saturday...the day before Easter). I went to lunch today and used their wi-fi to book a place in Haddington, a 25 minute drive away. The place is quaint as hell and I'm loving it. They even gave me a key (like a real KEY) for my room. The hotel is called Maitlandfield House Hotel, if you want to look it up.
I might write more later, but for now, I'm off to dinner.