I promised a fuller account of our time in Edinburgh now that you've seen the pictures and video, but as I began contemplating what to say, I knew I didn't want to string together an interminable narrative, "...and then we did this...and then we did that..." Snooze. Instead, let me share with you a series of lessons learned.
1) Never, I repeat, never trust the BBC's weather forecast. When they say it's going to be sunny and 62, what they actually mean is rainy and 55.
2) It is a Herculean feat worthy of an Olympic medal to change buses, personally transferring luggage, carry-ons, and double buggy, without forgetting one or both children in the process.
3) When eating at a restaurant with wee ones, take the outdoor seating option if available. It will make it a more pleasurable dining experience for all involved.
4) Ice cream tastes better when you can share it with your toddler.
5) Buggy rain covers are life savers. Umbrellas are useless.
6) Children do not chew carefully if they are over tired.
7) You do not have to pay an £11 entrance fee or stand in a 1/2 hour queue to enjoy an ancient site.
8) Walking around all day is the very best sleeping aid.
9) Sunshine is more brilliant after a day of rain.
10) Vacation is fun, but there's no place like home.