Dublin... Ireland...

Trip Start Aug 11, 2007
Trip End Dec 22, 2007

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Sooo Dublin!
First a shout out to all my Irish friends and those who like to think they are Irish- I liked your city though I would really like to visit Ireland outside the city...

That said... In Dublin, We went to Trinity College and were mistaken for students at the activities fair which was funny. We were even speaking Spanish :) It was very very very rainy this day and I got soaked because I didnt bring an umbrella but oh well! I dried out:) We also saw the Molly Malone Monument which I was excited about. You can all research it if you dont know what it is. I dont really either but we sang the song in GScouts. we then went to the Temple Bar ARea which appeared to be bars,pubs, pricey stores and things pooor college kids dont spend money on. Then we saw tahe Dublin Castle which was pretty cool. We also visited the gardens there... We like parks and gardens. Then we wandered by most of the major churchs there which were all very pretty including St. Patrick's Cathedral. We went back to a service there so we could get inside without paying and have a wee look about. We also went on a free tour of another church where the guide had sun giving us random facts about the US which we didnt know.

The second day we went in search of the Viking ship replica... which appeared to have floated away because it wasn't in its plac eon the map. butw e did see the famine memorial and famine ship but it was swell! Next we wandered by the Natural History Museum (I said hello to the building for you Kendra) and hen we went to Steven's Green as recomended by many. It was great! It was very pretty wiuth lots of people to watch so we ate our lunch and took in the view. Our day came to an end with the archeology museum which I enjoyed. I learned about how the vikings had attempted to conquer Ireland (and Scotland) which I never knew... Oh my crazy war like ancestors. :) We went to an Irish Pub called O'Shea's (Sounds irish huh?) and ate some irish food. I had an Irish Pancake with veggies which was very similar to a Fajita.. It was food and tasted decent :) Oh I drank water from a guiness glass (For those who know Jack at UP I thought of him while doing it he would probably have told me it was a sin :P) Well time is almost up!

We are now in Scotland! Have a great day all! I will probably not write about Scotland until we are in Spain again sooo you can all look forward to that because I am sure it is the highlight of your day!

P.S. If any of you have a moment I always love to hear about what you are doing! Shoot me an email :)
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kchritz on

Cockels and Mussels, a-live, a-live oh!
Karen!! Your Dublin excursion was the perfect quick tour!! Too bad the Dublina wasn't there...I think I heard they were doing some restorations on it. So glad you liked the museums!!! And it's too bad the Natural History Museum is still closed...but I'm glad you greeted it for me! Ha ha, and I can't believe you went to O'Shea's!!! I LIVED on that street (82 Lower Gardiner Street!! Wooo!) !! It was our dive hangout- 'we need a drink tonight and don't feel like going somewhere nice'. The bartender's not very friendly there.
Anyhow, very nice work!! I'm glad you liked my city :) Have fun in Scotland!

colesc on

Ireland adventure
Hi, Karen.

I went to Ireland with my family when I was 16. We did the west coast--Shannon to Muligmore, where we stayed in Lord Mountbatten's castle for a bit. Hope you like Scotland.

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