We had a fantastic evening. It was well worth the effort and I would highly recommend the Temple Bar to visitors to Dublin, in fact I would highly recommend a visit to Dublin, it's a great place.
The following morning we had breakfast at the hotel where I had what is called "black and white pudding", an Irish sausage type thing that they are very fond of but I cannot say that I enjoyed especially after being told what it is made from. Of course being a tourist I soldiered through but must admit I can think of far nicer sausages. Next time I'll give it a miss thank you very much.
After that, having discovered that I had lost my reading glasses and that Susan's shoes were treacherous on the frozen ground, we took the car and went into the city centre to do a little shopping. It was still raining and cold but after finding parking we went walk about looking for a Vodaphone agent To recharge Susan's mobile and then off on a quest for non-slip shoes and glasses. Ireland is truly a lovely place and the people are so friendly and unassuming. I still cannot get over how at home I have felt in this country.
Well having accomplished all that we set out to do we decided to head for the country. Sounds so easy but for the life of us we couldn't find the car. Where on earth did we park it? After a couple of hours wandering about and racking our brains we eventually managed to recognise a few land marks and lo and behold there was the parking garage where we had left it. What a relief and so, off the country we went.
Fortunately Susan has visited her sister a couple of times so finding our way was not too much of an event and the drive through the countryside, which is very quaint and agricultural, was an absolute delight. Of course there was the ever present rain all the way but the trip in itself was very pleasant. I'm just a little sorry that I didn't take more photos but I was running out of battery life for the camera and since I had foolishly left my charger in South Africa thinking that Susan would have one, which she didn't, well I leave the rest up to your imagination. The trip took only about an hour and we both enjoyed it. Thank you lord for your kindness. And now onto part 2.
What city do you find fascinating? let me know.