The UK Superlatives

Jen’s Favs

Favorite city/location: Edinburgh
Favorite hotel: Oooh… tough. None of the hotels sucked (well, the Holiday Inn the last night wasn’t great) but they all had pros and cons. I guess my favorite room – and oh, the view – has to go to Cameron House.
Favorite meal: Another tough one. We ate a lot of good food. Calling it a tie. Waxy O’Conner’s in Glasgow (Bacon, brie, and cranberry sandwich with cajun chips and rocket) and the breakfast in Edinburgh with haggis, eggs, and a croissant (which was also really good at Culloden House, albeit with black pudding instead of haggis).
Favorite venue/attraction: Edinburgh High Street, I think. I’m cheating a bit because that covers a lot of ground, including the Edinburgh Castle, but it was all awesome.
Favorite transportation: We traveled by boat, car, train, bus, and plane. Train!
Place you’d most like to visit again: Kyle of Lochalsh and Isle of Skye. It was so wet while we were there we didn’t get to enjoy it. And there’s apparently an awesome castle in Lochalsh we didn’t even know about (not that we had time to see it).
Weirdest thing about UK: Umm… The fact that they don’t use top sheets on their beds. They have a bottom (fitted) sheet, and a comforter or duvet, but that’s it. I thought I was being punked when I pulled down the bedspread in London but none of the hotels had a top sheet. Weird. Also they call lettuce “rocket” which is so much better than lettuce.
Best thing you packed: My boots. Love those bad boys and I definitely was able to go place I might not have because I wasn’t worried about mud and things. Also our portable charger.

Cameron’s Favs

Favorite city/location: Edinburgh
Favorite hotel: the Doubletree in London. Loved the bathroom.
Favorite meal: the Bacon, brie and cranberry sandwich (Waxy O’Conner’s)
Favorite venue/attraction: Edinburgh Castle (Stirling Castle and Skye are close seconds)
Favorite transportation: Train. Buses were cool too.
Place you’d most like to visit again: Would love to do Skye again with more history about the island.
Weirdest thing about UK: Traffic signs
Best thing you packed: Phone. Came in handy all the time for looking things up or when we had downtime.