|Megan and me before senior prom.|
|Elizabeth and me at our confirmation - we look so young!|
|Janice and me at one of our many sand volleyball games at Jesse Oaks.|
At about 5:30 last Thursday they stepped off the AirLink. After dropping their things off at my apartment, we made our way through the Meadows and campus. It's one thing for me to talk about school, but it's an entirely different thing for them to see it all in person. I was glad I got to show them my school, especially the very old and beautiful buildings that the university has to offer.
|The three of us in Doctors!|
|Waiting for the sun to set.|
|A very zoomed out but cute picture of us on the National Monument.|
|Meg and me, excited that we made|
it onto the National Monument in
|Fully exploring the self-timer|
function on my camera.
Our night ended with a drink at the Pear Tree. This is a pub right by campus with a beer garden. Since the weather was so nice, we couldn't resist. We got home and in bed by midnight, but that didn't mean we actually went to sleep! We hadn't seen each other in person for months, so we had a lot of goofiness and girl talk to catch up on. Despite the lack of sleep, we woke up bright and early the next day, ready to take on the castle. On our way there, we made sure to stop at the Elephant House for breakfast. Although Megan is not the biggest Harry Potter fan, I still consider this to be a must for any tourist. Not only can you feel the magic, but the food and coffee are pretty good.
|Getting ready to head inside the castle!|
|Jammed together in a guard booth.|
|Climbing on the canons inside the castle.|
The afternoon was spent shopping on the Royal Mile. The girls had plenty of souvenier shopping to do, so I gladly brought them around to the many tourist shops in the area. I may live here, but this is one of my favorite things to do. I love finding something new and quirky and I especially like finding the most ridiculous thing that Scotland has to offer. For example, does anyone really need that highland cow hat? Or those socks with thistles all over them?
|We found our very own Braveheart impersonator on the Royal Mile. Huzzah!|
After an excruciating walk home in which we all realized we had to go pee 5 minutes in, we began getting ready for our trip down to London to visit Elizabeth. It was another night of late night chatting and giggling. Since we knew we were soon going to be reunited with our long lost fourth member, we were a bit anxious to be on our way already! Make sure to come back again in the next few days to read about our time in London.
|A final shot of our little group, enjoying the lit up skyline from Calton Hill.|