Landing in Scotland (via the ferry-with-video-games, which I didn't want to leave :-( ), we set our sights on Edinburgh. Our first obstacle: Glasgow. Their best defence against marauders (aka me) is traffic. Our only stop in Glasgow? The Esso station. Get in, get out. Guerrilla tactics.
Edinburgh, too, puts on an excellent traffic show of defence. When we FINALLY reached our flat, we were stunned to see that we had the best view in the entire city - we were RIGHT BESIDE Arthur's Seat (the highest point, and a bit of mountain, smack dab in the middle of the city, just like the Acropolis - one of my previous conquests).
After this, we set off for Edinburgh Castle:
We took the walls, then took a moment to survey our newest kingdom.
After exploring our new digs, we thought it behooved us to invite the rest of the city to join us in our new kingdom. Here is how we sent the invitations:
We feel confident the RSVPs will say "Yes".
Our next destination: Camera Obscura. If you're not familiar with it, a camera obscure is a mirror, attached to a really long stick, that reflects an image and sends it down through a series of three lenses, into a small room with a white, round table. The result? An image of whatever is being reflected from above. Think periscope. The happy result? Spying!
After learning about this exciting new technique for observing our minions, BearBoy and I practised using mind tricks in order to prepare for the final siege of Edinburgh:
As you can, the conquest of Edinburgh is well in hand. With giant Intrepid DaddyMan, and headless BearBoy, Edinburgh is toast. Tomorrow, we take the Highlands!