On Saturday I got to see one of my favourite people, Sarah. She was more prepared than me and already blogged about our day out, so for bonus pics, head over there...
Wait though, I have pictures too! Many, many pictures. Whenever I hang out with Sarah, I seem to see so much more because she notices EVERYTHING. After we decided to go to Dundee, she sensibly researched fun stuff to do (well, found out about the statues anyway.). I typically decided to wing it. We did a bit of both, which turned out to be an excellent plan. First we checked out the penguins and Desperate Dan, then found a square with fountains filled with...something bubbly. I had to smell it to see if it was actual bubble bath but it was disappointingly unscented. Next, we took a wander down the main street and stopped for tea and a chat with the man running the tea tram, who told us the best places for lovely architecture (after we assured him we weren't interested in shopping anyway...). There were so many awesome buildings around - I think about half my photos were of the cinema-esque features on just about every building on one street.
Next up was a random church Christmas fayre, where we tried (and failed) to win at the tombola table and purchased some tiny toys to make into tree decorations. Then it was off to McManus Galleries for looking at more pretty things, drawing on luggage labels and realising we have the exact same taste in cakes. After lunch, more wandering revealed more statues (Lemmings!) and a tiny bandstand, a derelict house, an iconic old cinema tower and a giant ship. We ended the day with more drinks and a well earned seat before Sarah got the train home and I got to work out how to drive to Tam's place (hint, don't trust Google Maps to work without resetting it three times before it takes you an entirely different direction that you thought you were meant to be going...)
Despite my dodgy mapping skills, I think I'd call my first trip to Dundee a success! Where to next?