Early in March, Mom and I took a weekend trip to Glasgow, and I’m here to tell you about it. The reason we went is because of a tradition in our family called THE TEN-YEAR-OLD TRIP! When a child turns ten, they are taken somewhere special with a parent. I never got mine when I was ten, so this is my belated TEN-YEAR-OLD TRIP! (Despite the fact that I’m nearly twelve.)
Our first stop was Kimble’s Chocolate Cafe. YUM!
We had lunch and drinks, and it was great. Bonus points for the awesome view! I got soup and a sandwich and a hot chocolate. Also, they sold fancy chocolates from a glass case, and we got some of those to take back to the hostel.
Next up, the Kelvingrove Museum! A sort of all-in-one art and history museum.
WOW! There was a lot to see: taxidermy, oil paintings, sculptures, the list goes on and on and on.
The next day we went to the HIDDEN LANE! It was amazing and very diverse. There were lots of shops and art studios. What we were most interested in was the Hidden Lane Tea Room. It was incredible! We ate there for breakfast, and as you can see, the food was right up my alley. (Notice the second hot chocolate in two days.)
After that, we headed to the Riverside Museum. However, on the way we ran into Tantrum Doughnuts.
Tasty. 🙂 We did not actually get one of the doughnuts in the photo, but these were the most impressive in the case, so I photographed them.
As I was saying, the Riverside, or Transport Museum.
COOL! There were some interesting interactive elements to it as well, like games and videos.
(I took a photo of this because I thought it was funny that a museum focused on trains and cars had a whole wall in their gift shop for Irn Bru merch.)
Almost done now! THE MURALS!
The Glasgow Mural Trail is a series of street art murals scattered around the city.
Wow! THey were really fun to look at, and look for.
7th Stop: The Lighthouse
It’s a super fancy architectural tower, with a great view.
Last one. Conehead.
A statue of a man on a horse with a traffic cone on his head.
It’s pretty self explanatory.
All in all, Glasgow was super cool, and I’m glad we went.