So today was definitely a long travel day. We woke up at 6:30 (well sort of woke up, Danny didn't really sleep at all...afraid of over sleeping) then jumped in a cab to the train station...it was a good thing that we bought our tickets a few days ago, because we made it to the station with only a few minutes to spare. We were on the train from Dublin to Belfast for about 2 hours (we slept the whole time...at least Danny did). From the Belfast train station we had to catch another cab to the Ferry ports (we initially planned on walking, but it's a good thing that we didn't because we would have never made it). After a short wait at the Ferry port we were allowed to get on board. It was a lot like a miniature cruise ship...it was very cool (all the bells and whistles of a cruise ship minus the sleeping cabins). There were slot machines on the ferry and Danny was naturally drawn to them. He played a little while (only a few pounds) then had to go and get the small coins changed into bigger ones...that's when it happened. It seems to be the story of his slot machine career the past few years...as he was walking back from the change desk, a man stepped onto his machine and put in ONE POUND and ended up winning 250 Pounds!!!!! DANNY WAS SICK. He is still not over it and probably won't be for a while.
After some pouting and a nice ferry ride (Danny lost himself in his book to try to forget about the money he just lost) we made it to the land of Scot!! From the ferry port in Scotland we had to take a train to Glasgow central station, where we had about 30 minutes until the next train left for Edinburgh. The entire trip from start to finish probably took around 12 hours...a long day! Our hostel is nice, located above Belushi's Bar, which serves the cheapest food and drinks in all of Europe it seems like. (A pint of Guinness is 2 pounds 50 pence). So we are having a nice time here at the bar.
Tomorrow we plan to leave Edinburgh for the morning and early afternoon and head to Rossslyn Chapel (it has a lot of masonic ties, and if you've seen the Da Vinci Code it was where Mary Magadelene once laid) and Glenkinchie Distillery. Once we get back to Edinburgh we are going to go on a ghost tour!! It should be a lot of fun!! We are pretty tired so we are going to have a few more pints of Guinness and glasses of wine and head off to bed :)
And LuLu: Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland so we plan on going to the public records building and looking up the MacFarlane history:) We may go to Glasgow early on the day we fly out from there and look for your grandfather's home address but it may be hard with our extra luggage! We will definitely try though! Untill again, CHEERS!!!