Today we took the train from Dublin to a little town called Ennis. Along the way we got lots of views of the Irish countryside:
One of the funniest parts of the train ride was a lady sitting near us and facing our direction. Every time either one of us looked over at her, she was emphatically telling the people around her something that seemed quite urgent. This went on for quite some time. I was surprised she wasn’t working up a sweat with all of the arm swinging and finger pointing. Later we realized she didn’t even know the people sitting by her and when they left, she did the same to another unsuspecting couple. Luckily we escaped her notice.
Once we arrived in Ennis, we checked into a little bed and breakfast and walked to the historic downtown area, not expecting much. We were pleasantly surprised by all the cute shops, winding streets, and friendly people.
Mom and I both found prints by local artists to hang on our respective travel art walls at home. Mom’s probably wins the day though:
We ended the night at a local pub with some traditional Irish music.
Tomorrow we will meet the rest of group and start the official tour. Until then!