Hello from Ireland! The hubs and I got to Ireland Sunday morning after a very long day of traveling. Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe it, but I finally was adjusted by Tuesday morning. I'm here for an international meeting on movement disorders (Parkinson's disease mainly). The meeting is in Dublin, and today is the last day of sessions. We've been exploring Dublin all week, and tomorrow we leave and head south to see more of the country. Therefore, vacation starts tomorrow. Yay! Here's some sights from Dublin. It's a beautiful city, and I think you could spend months here and still not see it all. Sorry in advance because this post is long, but it's mostly pictures. I should have split it into two, but I was almost done with it before I realized. First, here's a picture of the sunrise on the plane. It was the most stunning sunrise I've ever seen. I'm not going to lie...I was mad that my husband woke me up for it until I saw it. How could you be mad about this?
The hubs has drank a lot of Guinness (his name is Shamus so it's in his blood!), and it does taste better here. In fact, he says it tastes best at the Guinness factory.
I stopped at the Kilmainham Gaol (jail). I didn't have enough time to take the tour, but I walked through the museum. It's beautiful, and there's a lot of history here from the attempted rebellion/uprising against the British.
What I like to call the Guinness Bridge over the river Liffey.
This is one of the many cathedrals in Dublin. This is just a little guy...
This is by Trinity College, but I don't think that it's in Trinity College...it's hard to tell. Things all merge into each other here.
There are a lot of statues and monuments in Dublin. Most of them are beautiful and/or strange.
This is the main statue or monument in Dublin. It's called the sphere, and it very tall. That's about it. The Irish taxi driver was making fun of it.
This is the bridge that I have to go across every day to get to the convention center. It's pretty cool.
Here's me and the hubs at the top of the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse. Doesn't my hair look lovely? This is my I don't have time to do my hair before the meeting look. Oh well.
The hubs went on a tour yesterday while I was working, and he stopped at the Jameson brewery...or is it a distillery? Either way, this is a pretty cool chandelier. Wonder how it would look in our house in Colorado? Might be a little off.
He also went to the Brazen Head, which is the oldest pub in Ireland. Apparently Adam Sandler was there two days ago. Dang it! So close!!
Tomorrow we're off to Kilkenny and Waterford. By the way, make sure you have up to date information when you travel. I've had two taxi drivers ask why we're going to Waterford. I wanted to see the crystal factory, but they shut it down two years ago. Oh well! The hubs will be playing golf for the fourth time, and there's gotta be something to look at! Check back, and I'll keep you guys updated on this fun trip!