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Scotland Day 1-2: On Our Way

all seasons in one day

We are on our way to Scotland for Daniel's graduation with his Master's degree from the University of Edinburgh! He did an online program in "Ancient Worlds" (Classics and Archaeology), starting in September 2020 and finishing in August of 2022. His graduation is the day after Thanksgiving, and so he has the week off from work and we are able to go to the graduation! Daniel's parents drove us to the airport.
The first of many airport meals over the course of the day: vegetable rolls and chicken curry at the San Francisco airport.
On the plane to Dublin.
Goodbye San Francisco!
Hello Ireland! (but for all too short a time...even being in the Dublin airport made us miss Ireland.)
All of Aer Lingus's planes are named for Irish saints. The one we took to Dublin was named for St. Sillan. Later on, the one we took to Edinburgh was called St. Colgan.
Another airport meal: Colcannon and sausage, and some fries.
Two very Irish drinks (Smithwick's beer and a fruit juice called Fruice) and a less characteristically Irish beverage (a Very Cherry for Catherine).
A look at the food court in the Dublin Airport, decorated for Christmas. And, one of the stands had pasteis de nata (they called them "Portuguese Tarts.") They were very good.
First glimpse of Scotland through the clouds. Once we landed we quickly got our bags and got a taxi to where we're staying.
A view of the city.

We are tired but happy to be here and ready to get some rest so we can explore tomorrow!

Posted by danielcatherine 19:32 Archived in Scotland Tagged edinburgh ireland dublin san_francisco graduation airplanes airbnb aer_lingus

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It looks like a great start to a very exciting trip! Glad you made it safely and are now getting some rest for tomorrow. Love the blog! Have a great time discovering the city.

by Chief

What a wonderful opportunity, and many congratulations to Daniel on getting his master's! Have a lovely time!

by Jen

What a wonderful start to your exciting new adventure! I can't wait to read about all the great things you will do on this trip! As always, I am really enjoying the blog!

by Boxofrain106

So glad you are in Scotland! How lovely for you both - I know you will have the grandest trip - topped off by the graduation ceremony. Wish I was there with you = love as always - Grandma Jackie

by Grandma Jackie

Thanks for sharing, colleague! ~ Keep well! ~

by Vic_IV

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