Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First day in Europe! Dublin, Ireland















Hello world back home!

Coming to you live from the Barnacles Hostel in Dublin!
The time here is 19:20 (7:20 pm) and we have had quite a busy day so far! (And it is not over yet!
We landed in Dublin Airport at 9:00 and took an aircoach bus to Trinity College (picture 2). While there we explored the campus and saw the Book of Kells, as well as walked through the "long room" library full of ancient tomes and books, busts, etc. It was amazing and looked strait out of Harry Potter movies! (No pictures allowed...)
From there we came to the hostel to check in and drop off our bags in the back lockup and then went out to explore some more. We visited St. Steven's Green and then walked back up Exploring Dublin some more. We stopped at St. Patrick's Park by the church and rested in the grass for a while and it was very beautiful. After finally pulling the girls up off the grass we continued through the city (next picture).


For lunch we stopped at a farmers market set up in front of Dublin National Bank, loaded up on free samples, and than Dave and I had a... Shredded Hog Sandwhich? I don't remember exactly I don't have my journal on me this moment. Anyway it was delicious, and the girls had falafels and said it was also good.

After lunch we wen't to the Guiness headquarters and took the tour and it was very cool. We went through the processes of making Guiness and learned how they have been using the same exact Yeast that Mr. Guiness himself first discovered and just keep growing it in an area under lock and key. At the top we got to a totally awesome 360 degree gravity lounge with free Guiness and Coke where we could see all of Dublin.
After that we made our way back to the hostel, stopping at all the churches and cathedrals we passed along the way, and detoured to Dublin Castle before getting there. So now we are taking it easy for a bit in the hostel before going back out, the plan is to go to a real Irish Pub for dinner (probably the Temple Bar Pub down the road, a real classic looking 160 year old pub)



Talk to you all soon!
-Pat

3 comments:

  1. Awesome! Glad to hear you guys are enjoying it so far!

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  2. we miss you all, love dad and mom

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