This past weekend was my last in Scotland until next month because I am off to the USA Wednesday morning. I must say, I do love living in Scotland, especially with fabulous weekends like this past one. It was extra fun because the German was in town for a visit, and the burgh definitely delivered a good times as always. I was so glad that I got a chance to get together with my friends and the German before my big trip to the good ole US of A!
First stop for the weekend was our favorite spot in town- Finnegan's Wake. One of my favorite bands was playing that night, Big Tuna, and we enjoyed rocking out to some great music.
Anna, Lynsey and Me
It's always a great night when the volleyball girls are out in the Burgh!
Some people have signature dance moves, and the German rocked out his crab dance with the ladies. Walk it out!
Sunday we decided to take the train to Glasgow for the day. I have only been there twice since moving here and haven't done too much exploring. I will take any opportunity to take the train, and after a quick 45 minute ride we arrived in the center of town. The German had heard about this rock and roll pub in the city central, so of course we had to check it out. Solid Rock Cafe is a bit like a Hard Rock, with music memorabilia on the walls. I was excited for the Rolling Stones pinball machine and would love to have one of these some day!
After checking out a used record shop and the solid rock cafe, it was time for lunch. We went to a traditional pub near Grand Central Station called Mcsorley's. The food was outstanding and I recommend checking it out if you are in Glasgow. It was a lovely day for a Guinness!
After lunch the sun came out, and since this is rare for Scotland we took full advantage of enjoying the good weather. The German tried to perfect his jumping shots, and after many attempts we captured him catching some major air.
And then he showed me his football skills. He may be able to beat me at football, but I think I will teach him a thing or two about basketball and volleyball.
Walking through the Glasgow Greens Park we discovered an amazing building, the People's Palace. It was opened in the 1800's and now is a museum and glass greenhouse. The park had a lot of interesting architectural discoveries and is a great gem in the heart of Glasgow. Be sure to meander through the park if you're in town.
The entire weekend I had been enjoying all that Deutschland has to offer because the German brought me bratwurst, german mustard, and riesling from his hometown. After the Glasgow Greens we made our way to West Beer Brewery and this was a major highlight of the day for us not only because was it a german brewery, but they had german food. The German was skeptical about ordering german food in Scotland however, he did think the wiener schnitzel tasted pretty authentic. I developed a love for wiener schnitzel when I was living in Austria back in 2006, and can't wait to have some when I visit Germany this August!
Lovely Day for a Hefeweizen!
I definitely got my fix of Scotland this weekend. Good friends, good music, good drink, and good food. Next on the agenda is the USA!
Until next time, I will see you on the internet.