I boarded the plane in Calgary at about 4pm and as soon as I got on the plane I was greeted by Lori and mom. Lori and I managed to get the lady seated next to me to move so that we could sit together. We made friends with all our neighbours and even the flight attendants so we got pretty damn good service. We didn't sleep much on the plane so when we arrived in Glasgow at 8am local time we were already pretty tired.
We took a cab to my parents' hotel and then went to George Square. While we were at the hotel I decided to get my sunglassses out of my day pack as there was a chance I might need them. It was raining off and on but in between were sunny breaks. When I pulled my glasses out of the bag, one or the arms was missing. I dumped my bag out completely but the arm was nowhere to be found.
We walked a lot, visiting the oldest house in Glasgow (Provand's Lordship) and St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. It was pretty cool but by then it was noon and Lori and I could barely stand with our backpacks anymore so we headed back to the airport and slept in the terminal while we waited for our plane. We woke up just in time to hear our final boarding call and made it to Amsterdam. While in that airport I tried to find new sunglasses but good ones are not a good deal once you convert the price in euros to Canadian dollars.
We were very happy to hear everyone speak English to us there. We had some dinner and killed some time on the Internet before getting on our plane to Lisbon - finally.
We arrived in Lisbon around 11pm and took a cab to the hostel where we met Ally, Erik, and Ashley. Then of course we had to chat for a couple of hours about all our traveling misadventures and I think we finally got to sleep around 1 or 2am.