We had booked 2 days in Edinburgh but it only took 1 day to see everything. Since it was now Monday and we would have had to pay the equivalent of $50 to park our car for the day we decided to drive up to Loch Ness instead. Both of us were expecting a cheesy over done tourist trap. Instead while there it felt more like a lake side vacation community. There was a castle there that we toured that has some amazing views of the lake. Since it was L. and my anniversary (7 years) we just took it slow wondering around. While there were tourists it was no where near as hectic as Edinburgh (which I think L. will never have good memories of.) We did decide to do what we thought would be cheesy Loch Ness 2000 monster tour where it would be- believe, believe, believe. As it turned out they showed all the major sightings and showed how they were faked or what people really saw. (in case you are wondering reindeer can swim and giant sturgeon get confused and swim upstream sometimes.) while looking at the lake we saw the curling boat wakes that do look like a black snake but no Nessie.
While driving home we had to get gas. I don't want to hear any complaining, as we paid the equivalent of $6 a gallon. I knew that gas was most expensive here as with everything else but I have never owned an 8 cylinder engine car and paying $60 to fill the tank of a car the size of a geo metro still caught me off guard.