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We're here and having a lovely time!
The trip over was not so great. I'm hoping that the woman in front of me who insisted on having her seat fully reclined for the entire trip (effectively trapping me) gets a lousy hotel on a busy street with insufficient pillows. :)
We took the train from Shannon to
I'm really enjoying
Everyone we've met has been friendly, accommodating, and gracious. I LOVE the accents! I feel like I could float on them! And, blessedly, I pretty much understand what they're saying!
Our B&B is really comfortable and charming. We just a few blocks north of the river, which divides the city. It's, technically, the 'bad' part of town it doesn't seem that way to me. The south side of the river is more spiffy and tourist-oriented but that's about it.
Friday, we mostly just wandered about. Saturday, we did the historical walking tour with the
We also toured the college itself on Sunday and got to see their *amazing* library and the famous Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is an illustrated copy of the 4 Christian Gospels and it just amazes me. The level of artistry, detail and expression in it could swallow me up. I spent so much time in that exhibit, just mesmerized. I would love to go back.
And the library 'Long Room' is my idea of heaven. ACRES of books. <sigh>
The food has been so much better than we expected, though, yes, we get potatoes in every meal. I think there were even potatoes in my Thai curry last night. The Guinness is better here too. I've had one Guinness every night, just to keep my former co-workers at the Fool happy. :)
The weather has been cool, overcast, and intermittently rainy. I'm wearing a sweater and raincoat every day. Ah, well, it's
Had drinks Saturday night with a classmate from massage school who's marrying a
Today is more sightseeing (the old jail and the Guinness brewery). Tomorrow we leave