Rain rain went away, and sun came out today- Kathleen Alexander


Today it finally felt right again to listen to my beloved country music. It was a rare day in Scotland, where the clouds didn’t block our sunshine, and it almost felt like a real summer day. I won’t lie, feels a little strange listening to all-American country music surrounded by Scottish accents, but I think we all were happy to have a little taste of sunshine, and a little taste of home. I might’ve even gained a few of my freckles back.

Although it’s not the warmest part of the world, there’s no shortage of daylight over here being this far north. I just about thought the clock on my phone was broken when I woke up at 4 a.m. to bright window. So what’d we do with this long day of sunshine?

Well, we had an amazing speaker this morning from the video game industry, and a quick power nap next (we needed to recharge for the rest of the day, the sun can be draining, okay.) Following my siesta, we decided to work off some of the pulled pork sandwiches we’ve had this week, and hike up Arthur’s Seat for a healthy picnic. And I can’t imagine a better way to spend our last night in Scotland.

After working up quite the sweat, we found a grassy area to settle down right on the edge of the cliff, overlooking the city to our right, and the water to our left. The most expensive meal in Edinburgh couldn’t have topped that view, with the best of company. Days like this are hard to come by. So when you’re in Scotland, and its 73 without a cloud in the sky, climb a mountain, and cheers to the weekend.


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