I told my husband I wanted to go to Dublin for St. Patrick's day...

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I'd never seen a big parade balloon before!

Dan and I got up bright and early and drove down to Dublin.  As you can see from the pictures, it was FOGGY!  I had to drive pretty slow on the highway in a few spots.  It remained pretty foggy the whole way down.

Dan and I had arranged a room at a local hotel for the evening.  We parked close to the hotel and scoped out the parade route.  We were lucky it was a relatively warm day for the middle of March in Ohio.  Seeing that no one was really crowding the streets yet, we decided for a quick breakfast at the McDonalds right there on the parade route.  It was crowded there.

A car with personality.

After a fresh coffee, we stood at our places.  We were at the very start of the parade.  Everyone was in a generally upbeat mood.  The parade was very nice.  Being an election year, we were handed MANY "Vote For Me" flyers and shook many hands.  You can see some parade highlights from the pictures.  The parade lasted a little over an hour.

After the parade, we walked uptown to one of the pubs to listen to the Capp City Pipes and Drums.  They are very good.  I settled in with a pint and listened to them play.  We were a bit disappointed that they only played about 45 minutes.  They didn't go anywhere after that.  So, we finished up our pints and walked around in search of more frivolity.  But, we soon found out that after the parade, the town is pretty much done with their celebrations.  Everyone packed up and headed home.  It was barely 2:00 p.m.  We called the hotel to cancel because we figured we'd drive home.

We stopped first to eat at a restaurant called Jason's.  If I had to list my top five favorite meals ever, the seafood pasta dish I had at Jason's is right up there.  I would make a trip back to Dublin just for that dish again.

We'll probably go back down for the parade again next year, we were just a little sorry to see there wasn't more celebration.  It was a VERY nice parade, though.

jeenasmith says:
Dublin is really very beautiful as there are so many places to move around but u can hire a travel guid and travel bus for making your traveling very comfotrtable. these bus hire Dublin services are really cheap and useful
Posted on: Jun 20, 2012
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Id never seen a big parade balloo…
I'd never seen a big parade ballo…
A car with personality.
A car with personality.
A very foggy morning drive to Dubl…
A very foggy morning drive to Dub…
Its hard to drive in this.
It's hard to drive in this.
Ronald McDonald greets children at…
Ronald McDonald greets children a…
We had great spots on the parade r…
We had great spots on the parade …
Getting ready for the big parade.
Getting ready for the big parade.
Here come the fire trucks.
Here come the fire trucks.
The start of the parade
The start of the parade
Dublins fire department
Dublin's fire department
Dublins Fire Department
Dublin's Fire Department
Hi there Sparky!
Hi there Sparky!
The Mayor of Dublin.
The Mayor of Dublin.
I like little green bugs.
I like little green bugs.
Here come the colors.
Here come the colors.
Many different clans marched toget…
Many different clans marched toge…
Here come the pipes!
Here come the pipes!
Dont get in these guys way!
Don't get in these guys' way!
A big frog prince wearing sunglass…
A big frog prince wearing sunglas…
When frogs fly...
When frogs fly...
Stilt dancers.
Stilt dancers.
This doesnt have much to do with …
This doesn't have much to do with…
More pipes!
More pipes!
St. Patrick made an appearance! (I…
St. Patrick made an appearance! (…
Another St. Patrick? Okay, WHO is …
Another St. Patrick? Okay, WHO is…
Hi St. Patrick! No snakes here.
Hi St. Patrick! No snakes here.
Horses and riders.
Horses and riders.
Horse or dog? You decide.
Horse or dog? You decide.
Very large puppy.
Very large puppy.
Not the warmest day for a parade.
Not the warmest day for a parade.
Large puppy and guy in kilt.
Large puppy and guy in kilt.
A rock band entertains along the r…
A rock band entertains along the …
Thats one big pot of gold!
That's one big pot of gold!
These guys crack me up.
These guys crack me up.
Nice suit.
Nice suit.
Guy got in the way of my picture o…
Guy got in the way of my picture …
Really big floating shamrocks.
Really big floating shamrocks.
The only sun we saw all day.
The only sun we saw all day.
The pipers head to the local pub t…
The pipers head to the local pub …
Cap City Pipes and Drums
Cap City Pipes and Drums
Cap City Pipes and Drums
Cap City Pipes and Drums
This place is LOUD and PACKED!
This place is LOUD and PACKED!
Where we ate a late lunch.
Where we ate a late lunch.
Inside Jasons.
Inside Jason's.
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