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How do I go from Breakfast hiking about to Elegant Dinner in one backpack
My sister has visited our mother's side of the family Scotland two times in the last two years. This year is my 50th Birthday and we plan celebrate by meeting my cousins and touring Scotland the first two weeks of July 2017!! My sister and I have different ideas about what clothing we wear. I did purchase waterproof pants (that look like slacks)/waterproof jacket with hood/waterproof hat with brim & matching umbrella and will buy a waterproof backpack (need that for all the gifts I purchase for friends & relatives). Do I need hiking boots/shoes like from the outdoors camping store or should I rely on my most comfy trackers (not really waterproof) or flats (they don't cover the tops of my feet)? I would like to be comfortable, dry and have options for dinner attire. My sister is very outdoorsy, confident and beautiful in the clothing from the outdoors/camping store. I am more comfortable when I feel I am dressed wonderful and pretty. Well, I am being honest. If all the pictures taken of me on this trip are me looking like ....well, not me, I will be upset. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the rain, I would actually like pictures of me with my hair soaking wet and jumping IN puddles. But I want some of my pictures to be...me in a less saturated and elegant state. Our headquarters will be in Grassmarket in Edinburgh. We will arrive at 7am but the hotel doesn't do check in until the afternoon. This is after a an all night flight. Is there a way to get a shower and be fresh as a daisy before my anxiously awaited meeting with family members? Anyone know how to pack a backpack for a full day (leaving right after breakfast - before anything is really open) that can include dinner/afternoon tea outfits for restaurants (Witchery, Tower, Roxburghe, Tea at Preston Field, & Busby) we think might have dress codes without going back to the hotel? I am ok with wearing the waterproof everything while hiking through the Borderlands and Loch Lomond, but I want be dressed nice for the dinners and the one tea date. I want to visit Scotland as Me a it to be a wonderful experience I want to repeat over and over again. I guess my real question is, how do I go from Breakfast hiking about to Elegant Dinner in one backpack?