Guys in skirts, haggis, thistles the size of Volkswagons, Outlander, bagpipes--what's not to love about Scotland? Well, there's the weather.
My first day in Edin--brrrro--50 degrees, gale-force wind...and pouring rain. We've had warmer days in Wisconsin in January. Wishing I'd brought along my winter coat, gloves, and hats, I bought a made-in-Scotland tartan tam-o-shanter.
It's not a myth--the natives really do eat haggis--bits of organ meat tossed up with oatmeal and spices and cooked inside a sheep's stomach. I tried it and survived. See photo below of brown stuff--and yes, I do know what it looks like.
More tomorrow! And send in your bagpipe jokes.