Day 24 - Edinburgh Redux and Departure

The Tourists boarded the coach at 11:00 to depart the Leonardo Hotel for a coach tour of Edinburgh.  The tour of Edinburgh started with a visit to South Queensferry to view the three bridges. Then a tour of New Town Edinburgh (started in the 1750s) and Old Town Edinburgh (founded in the 8th century). The Tourists returned to Curl Edinburgh at Murrayfield for lunch and their final game in Scotland.  Having already won the Herries-Maxwell Trophy, this game was a fun exhibition match with the Royal Caledonian Curling Club including previous Tourists.  Fun was had be all and the Americans won all the games…and lost all the games. To improve the fellowship, this game featured 2 Scots and 2 Americans on each team with names drawn from a hat to pick the teams.   Before the games, Tourist Steve Shaffer accidentally misplaced his broom. The Tourists returned to the hotel to get dressed in their F-1s for the final time for the closing night reception. Tour Couriers Bill Arnot and David McIntyre