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The bar next to my hostel, whatdyaknow!

So I left Galway quite early this morning - before the 7 slumbering men awoke - and took a bus to Sligo, north of Galway.  I traveled through the Rosscommon area, which I believe is where the Cullen roots are (my mom's side).  I like Sligo better than Galway. It is still a larger city, but it has a better feel.  All the museums are free, which is great.  W.B. Yeats hails from Sligo, so he is everywhere.  I checked out the Yeats Society exhibit and some art galleries.  I didn't dig the art.  In fact, one exhibit was just a bunch of scribblings in black ink on paper - in one room just right on the wall in the corner.  I looked around the room in which they were displayed and thought it was such a waste of great space (hardwood floors/fireplace).

Sligo
  Anyway, there is an abbey here and mountains off in the distance, so I will do some more exploring this afternoon.  More importantly I'm trying to figure out where I'm staying the next two days in Donegal.  The days are running together and before I realized it, it's a weekend when things get booked. 

Oh, some news from the homefront.  Apparently my absence from the pub quiz team was felt at the pub quiz this last week.  I carried them all the way to 2nd place before I left and they slipped to 7th...OK, just being silly but I miss you guys! Keep up the good work!   

Well, off to dig up some grub.  I've mostly gone to markets/grocery stores to eat (lots of peelable fruits and crackers/cheese/peanut butter).   It is a lot cheaper and you can eat on the go (plus I haven't gotten used to dining alone yet).  I believe they are trying to cut down on the number of plastic bags floating around in the wind because you have to pay a bag levy at the markets here, only about 20 cents. 

bretaye says:
Can't have team shirts made 'til you come back since everyone else is just fill in for ya. :)
Posted on: Jun 08, 2007
chrisrae says:
OK, 3rd place (I thought we tied for 2nd?) Anyway, we won some t-shirts anyway! Did you get some made yet?
Posted on: Jun 08, 2007
bretaye says:
Hmm... I believe in your absence your memories have greatly warped and your impact on the pub team has become exaggerated. We only ever made it to 3rd place. :) Ha. But in all seriousness, you were missed! Fo' Sho. Give 'em Hell Chris.
Posted on: Jun 08, 2007
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