Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Lots of shoe stores

So while in London (in Covent Garden) and in Dublin (on Grafton Street) I have noticed A LOT of shoe stores. Cute stuff. But I have not seen one mani/pedi place. Weird.
So last night I met Curt at the Hairy Lemon for a pint. Afterward I went to a nearby restaurant for Irish Stew and a pint and Curt came back to the hotel. Then I came back and he went out for dinner. He had carvery at O'Neill's. He came back about 9 and then we ventured out together, back to O'Neill's. They had a live Irish band, which was quite good.
Today we went to Trinity College and saw the Book of Kells, which was quite magnificent. We also got to walk through the college's old library. All of the old books were so beautiful. I could have sat there for hours and just looked at the books stacked on the shelves. We stopped at a cute restaurant for lunch afterward. I had a goat cheese crostini, which was huge and delicious. Did some souvenir shopping. Before lunch we went to the Old Post Office and saw the Proclamation of 1916 and saw the bullet holes, which still remain in the post office's outside columns.
At some point we headed back to the Hairy Lemon for a pint. Then we did some more walking around. And then back to O'Neill's for dinner. Curt had carvery with potatoes, and what do you need when you have potatoes? More potatoes! And that is what Curt had. I had Irish fish and chips, which was huge and good. I was so full after that I practically had to roll back to our room. 
I have looked through The Irish Times, which I have to say is a real newspaper. There is so much more news than ads. Wow, what a concept. They could use some editing and better headline writing. But the paper has substance.
Tomorrow we are going to take one of the touristy buses where you can hop on and off all day. The bus will take us to the Guinness Brewery and the Jameson Distillery. We are planning on hitting both. 
Tomorrow is our last fully day in Dublin. We fly home Friday.
It has been a really good vacation. We have seen a lot, but have also done a lot of relaxing, which is what vacation is supposed to be all about.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomorrow sounds like lots of fun. Those tour buses are great since you can get on and off whenever you like. Have fun at Guinness and Jameson's. What is carvery? It must be good since Curt is eating lots of it! Hugs -M

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger Erica Kern O'Neill said...

re: potatoes...you got that right! : ) Casey laughed when I read him what you had blogged.

Have you seen many people in London or Dublin wearing sandals? I bet not and I bet that is why you haven't seen any mani/pedi places. (well, at least pedi!). Maybe you can move there and open a shop and write/edit for the paper on the side! : )

Have fun at Jameson's and Guinness. Have a drink for me.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 9:39:00 PM  
Blogger Kate Gardiner said...

so i laughed too at the 'more potatoes' line! i like the fact that you guys split up and see your own thing. so glad you guys have had a wonderful time! plus you had all of us along there with you with your dedicated blogging! cheerio!

Thursday, May 08, 2008 7:55:00 AM  

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