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Flower Mound, Texas
April 9, 2006
From journal Picked Up by 12 50-Year-Old Women
October 29, 2001
Our tour with university student, Kristen, started at the Mercat Cross and St. Giles before we went into the underground medieval caverns that were used by tradesmen.
The route is uneven and elevation changes do occur in very dim lighting, so please take this information into consideration.
The room that Kristen hates the most is one where a presence of a man likes to sneak up behind people...and he isn't nice! She won't do the very last tour where the candles are blown out in each room because she has felt his fingers through her hair before!
She talked about two evil characters who would kill the poor; later selling the bodies to the university as cadavers.
We walked about town and ended up in a canongate cemetery under a barren tree while the moon slid behind the clouds....perfect ending!
On our walk back I got to ask Kristen which tour she likes best...and that is the Mary Kings Close Tour which wanders through the ancient underground city. During the Plague, those living above blocked off the exits and every single soul died. Except one child was chosen to remain. Her home is now a shrine where people from around the world bring dolls and toys to ease her sadness and fear.
From journal Highland Celebrations in Edinburgh