After our first few days in Edinburgh, it's safe to say we're smitten. Though I've lived in Edinburgh before, I lived and experienced a different part of town. But before I get into all of that, let's do a quick recap.
Reese and I got up at 3am in Seattle to head out on our journey. After a thirteen hour trip, we arrived early in the morning, collected our bags and met up with our new landlord and tried to stay awake for the rest of the day by walking around the city. It only mildly worked. Side note - we somehow managed the impossible. We got a flat before we arrived in Edinburgh. On several occasions we were told this wouldn't be possible and it sure felt like it at times. But, to our luck, we answered a posting a couple of weeks before we left and managed to secure ourselves a place to live. Since we arrived, we finally got some sleep and have been setting up our house for the next year while anxiously awaiting the arrival of the dogs.
At this point I'm not sure if everyone is more excited to hear about the doggos or the house, but I'm going to start with the dogs. Currently, they're awaiting their flight at Sea-Tac and will arrive here on Friday. We are certainly ready for them. We've already scouted out the best dog food stores and gotten them a myriad of toys and treats. Those spoiled pooches will be set to go.
Onto the house. I'd be lying if I said anything other than it feels like a fricken fairy tale. We have a three bedroom furnished flat with a porch and a washer-dryer combo that actually dries. We live less than a block from the gym and three local markets shops, and on the way there we have a view of Edinburgh Castle. We're within twenty minutes from school, a movie theatre, and some great pubs. Best yet, we are a short walk from the Meadows, a perfect park to walk and play with the dogs. We think they'll love it - after they get over the fact that we put them on a plane by themselves for two days.