|The beautiful land of Ireeeeeland. And yes- it is as green as you'd imagine.|
Decided to get to know the city initially with the lovely hop-on/hop-off bus.
|O'Connell Street. City center in Dublin. You see that needle "thing" in the|
center? It cost 6 million Euros (8 million USD). It also has a name: The Spire.
Wasn't quite as crowded as the other European cities I've visited (thumbs up).
|At Trinity College: The most prestigious school in Ireland. Here you can|
see the Book of Kells. "A 9th century gospel manuscript."
|Also wandered around their GORGEOUS library. Shelves of old texts placed|
on beautiful shelves. They keep the Book of Kells at the end of the hallway.
(Photo snagged from Goooooogle.)
|Cobblestone streets/sidewalks/pathways everywhere. Appropriate.|
|Mom found some chowhound suggestions for my trip. Gruel was one of the|
top suggestions for "cheap eats." Favorite meal(s) of the trip! Home cooking.
|First Gruel meal: Eggs benedict, salad, and taters. Second Gruel meal:|
Bangers and Mash. AKA: Mashed potatoes, onion jam, and pork sausages.
Yummmmy. Very Irish. Very nice on cold and wet winter days.
|Christ Church Cathedral.|
|St. Patrick's Cathedral.|
|Like I mentioned, Guinness OWNS the town.|
|Hey Mom. Remember that "medical kit" you put together for me almost|
three years ago? Well it about saved my throat, nose, and life this weekend.
Mother knows best . . .
|Fav. About the size of an infant however . . .|
|"Buy a Claddagh ring." Check. Friendship, loyalty, love.|
|This Christmas sign basically says "Dublin" in Gaelic, their second language.|
Loved how decked they were in Christmasness. Incredible city. Loved it.
Great final weekend excursion to end on.