its been an exciting few days in glasgow since i last checked in with you guys. so friday we took it a little easy and walked around town and shopped and strolled thru the modern art museum. they had a really innovative exhibit on homosexuality which was very interesting and eye opening. we ended up in bed pretty early after julie…yes julie faulk cooked us dinner…grilled cheese and tomato soup. her speciality. haha
saturday we hopped on the subway out to the kelvingrove science and art museum. it has pretty much a random collection of things in that museum, but the weather was rainy and cold so it was nice to be inside a nice warm museum for half the day. then we headed back to blair’s and got ready to go out for rory’s 18th. it ended up being a pretty wild and crazy night. we started at a pub and proceeded to a night club which we met a interesting array of people…haha
by a stroke of luck… a friend of a friend of addies plays football (soccer in america) for a glasgow team called the rangers… and by an even bigger stroke of luck the rangers were playing the cross town rivals the celtic football club (my favorite team) here is my little history lesson on the glasgow rangers/celtic rivalry:
“The Scottish football teams Celtic and Rangers, both based in Glasgow, are collectively referred to as the Old Firm. One of the biggest and most intense rivalries in the world, the Old Firm rivalry between Scottish teams Rangers and Celtic is more than a football match – it pits religion, politics and opposing social attitudes against each other. Both clubs play in Glasgow, Scotland and the match is one of the oldest rivalries in the world, dating back to 1888. The Old Firm rivalry is also one of the most contested matches in the world, with over 370 games having been played. The matches are played at either Ibrox Stadium with 51,000 fans or Celtic Park in front of 60,000. Both teams have won many titles, but currently Rangers are ahead of Celtic with 52 league titles to 42. This rivalry is considered the best in the world, with amazing atmospheres and loud chanting, it is easy to understand why it is. Millions tune in to the Old Firm rivalry across the globe. “
so we attended this game. sold out, packed, screaming fans…the whole time… completely insane. and the best day of the trip hands down… omgosh it was so great. the rangers won 2-1. and even tho i am a celtic fan we were sitting in the rangers section so it was wild to see.
the next few days in scotland are pretty jammed packed. we are heading to st. andrews tomorrow. which is my favorite place on earth. then the highlands and loch ness tour on tues. then our last night out in greenock on wed. then we head to edinburgh on thurs and dublin on friday…let the whirlwind continue! check back soon!
missing everyone x