Saturday, July 26, 2008

Elephant House Cafe


There's a little cafe in Edinburgh called The Elephant House Cafe. It's a quiet place if you go in the evening. The interior is modest and unassuming, and there are a few tastely placed elephant figurines and a coupla pieces of elephant artwork. All in all, the place is a tad boring. It costs $5 to buy a postcard, and $2.80 for a can of Coke.

Why is it so popular then? It's not the view (although the window in the back boasts a rather stunning look at Edinburgh Castle). It's not the food (the chocolate cake was good, I hear, but it didn't look like anything magical).

Maybe it's so famous because a single English mother spent many days, and likely, a few nights writing out a book about a boy wizard named Harry Potter. So, here's to Ms. Rowling and Harry, who turns 27 on July 31 (trust me, the only reason why I know this is because we have a few girls who are rather large Harry Potter fans. I mean uh...tbey aren't large, as in, their body structure, they are just really big fans. Ooops...not big as in pregnant big, uh...they just really like Harry Potter. Ya know.)

Happy Birthday, Harry. Why dontcha stop on by to The Elephant House and get yourself a malted shake too thick for a straw. And, while you're at it, buy me one of those $5 postcards. I'm good for it...

3 comments:

Nellie said...

Dave, it sounds like you had a great time in Scotland. Did you go to St. Andrews? Your posts are great!

Amy said...

Dave! your pictures are amazing! Looks like so much fun

Amy said...

Hi Dave, Your sister Jamie found my blog today, and thus, I found you! It's fun to see what adventures you're enjoying these days. We're in Idaho now and expecting #2 this fall. Have fun and take care! -Amy (Laneri) Blake