The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Scottish Parliament & Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
|The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Scottish Parliament & Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|by Jonty L. Henderson|
GG–Liz & GG–Eddie decided to take me out on my last day up the town to the most famous street in Edinburgh called The Royal Mile.
We headed off right to the top of the Mile and paid a visit to Edinburgh Castle. It was very very busy with tourists of every nationality and GG–Eddie asked a nice young lady if I could have my photo taken in the Sentry Box — that was really cool.
We then headed off further down The Royal Mile and bumped into someone GG–Liz & GG–Eddie knew. His name is Tom Gilzean and he is the oldest fundraiser for the The Sick Kids Friends Foundation. Every day he is out, even when its raining with his collecting cans to raise money to help the Sick Kids Hospital here in Edinburgh.
We told him who we were and he said he knew my Dad Jack well as he is the youngest fundraiser for the Sick Kids and had done a grand job in raising so much money. We told him he had gone to live in California now and he said he hoped Jack would be back home soon because the Sick Kids Hospital needs more super fundraisers like him.
My Dads know Gordon very well as he always let them have a go in the Tractor when he wasn’t too busy.
He was happy to let me have a wee go in his tractor too — that was super! He said a big HELLO to Toby, Jack & Noah.
Well that was my last day in Edinburgh. I had a super time and I also met a lovely young lady called Isla McDonald on Portobello Promenade. It was hard to say goodbye to her when it was time to go on my journey but I promised to keep in touch and maybe I will see her again one day, or maybe she will come and visit me sometime.