We arrived safely to Dublin yesterday and still have one more day in town, despite my efforts to almost get hit by cars when crossing the street (I didn't get hit, don't worry, Mom) and Carley's effort to slice open her head on the locker door (she's fine, by the way, Laurie). We checked out some of the well known sights, like Whitefriar Street Church (burial place of St. Valentine), St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College, and the Brazen Head (oldest pub in Ireland). We also spent the evening in the Temple Bar area, which was pretty crazy. We ran into a lot of drunk Europeans and an English man dressed in a woman's body suit and his friends out for his stag something or other, basically, his bachelor party. Anyway, we're off on a Dublin city tour today thanks to a really nice Norwegian guy we met in the Brazen Head who gave us his tour tickets to use since he was leaving town and couldn't use them. Tomorrow, we're heading over to Galway on the west coast of Ireland for some fresh air and biking trails. It will be a nice change of pace.
Nikki and Carley