Day Four - Trip to Edinburgh
We got up dark and early to be ready to load our luggage into the trucks at 5:00 this morning. We had breakfast at Bankside, then got on the bus to King's Cross Station for the charter train. We actually left a bit early for the train because the police were concerned about the large number of busses blocking the traffic outside of Bankside. (sorry it's blurry - photos at sunrise are apparently tricky)
We got about 20 min to explore Kings Cross Station - including platform 9 3/4. We then boarded the train for the 7 hour journey to Scotland.
We were met outside of the city by more guides, busses, and, of course, a traditional Scottish Piper.
We drove around the city for a bit and then got off the bus near Edinburgh Castle. From there we began a walking tour of the area around the Royal Mile, some of the closes, and down to Prince's Street.
We had a momentary scare when we checked in at Pollock because a few of our set pieces were missing from our luggage. But the AHSTF staff helped us run around and find them. While I attended the director's meeting with Mr. K, the kids re-assembled and re-organized our show into it's proper order. Then we did a quick speed-through of the play to get ready for our tech rehearsal the day after tomorrow.
A long & exhausting (at least for this old person) - but very good day.
8/1/2014 10:26:33 am
I am amazed at all you fit into each day. The slide show was fabulous and the pictures are stunning!
8/1/2014 11:00:00 am
Trace - thank you for all the wonderful updates & awesome pictures. The kids (and teachers) are having a trip to remember. Take care.
8/1/2014 07:50:35 pm
You were born to blog Mr. C.! Thanks for these great pictures and updates.
8/2/2014 01:24:20 am
Looks like the trip has been great so far. The pictures and commentary are awesome! I’m sincerely appreciative of the time you take to add content to the blog, it keeps us informed and is entertaining.
8/2/2014 07:58:31 am
We are so loving taking this trip with you!!
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