Greeting from Edinburgh!


Early this morning I landed in Glasgow after one of the best flights I’ve ever enjoyed. I assume the Independence Day holiday suppressed demand and only half my flight was filled. I had all three seats on my side of the row to myself! I assume the airline didn’t make as much money but with a more appropriate number of passengers, the flight attendants were less stressed and, since we paying customers weren’t packed like PEEPS®, we were less stressed.

The drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh was uneventful despite driving on the wrong side of the road and getting lost in the rental car parking lot. I assumed I was hallucinating when I arrived at the hotel and found a Krispy Kreme and KFC across the street.

It was too early to check in, so I left the car and my luggage at the hotel and road the tram into the city center where I found the national archives. They’ve got all their genealogy records digitized so I spent some time trying to figure out 18th and 19th century handwriting until I noticed I was falling asleep at the terminal.

I’ve had a little food and a little sleep since then and am feeling better but I’m eager to get a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, I am very far north and we are still just a few weeks from the solstice so the sun won’t set until 10pm here and my window faces west.

Tomorrow, back to the archives to see what my non-sleep-deprived mind can find.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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5 Responses to Scotland!

  1. Melissa says:

    Glad you made it there safely and didn’t feel like a squished marshmallow peep :D

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  2. Little Monster Girl says:

    Oh boy! Edinburg is beautiful! I hope you have a fun time! 😄👍✨

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