It was a cow kind of day

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:

 For dinner Mom finally got the bangers and mash she has been waiting for and I proved once again that I am a carnivore by ordering a platter of four different kinds of meat.

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!

About The 1st Draft

I am a 30-something English teacher living in the Midwest who loves books, television, soccer, a good conversation, Cardinals baseball, and playing with my adorable nieces and nephews.
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4 Responses to It was a cow kind of day

  1. Thomas Oates says:

    Appreciated the travel update. Stay out of trouble.

    Tom and Gloria

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am so excited for you. I can only dream of taking such a trip. How awesome it must have been to find a local pub and get to experience the true Irish music and enjoy the atmosphere. Enjoy!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow, you had a sunny day! Enjoy it!

  4. unclelawwy says:

    Keep ’em comin’, kiddo. Once again you’re expanding my horizons and brightening my day.

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