Recovery, cheese-y bread, and Irish TV
24.06.2010 65 °F
Whew - we had LOTS of fun last night! So much fun that it took us all day today to recover We still managed to have a great day, but we weren't up for tons of activity. We were really glad we got all our sightseeing done early and had today to just relax and enjoy!
In the morning, we hung out a little bit and worked out. We then headed to the Auld Dubliner (where we'd been before) to try to satisfy my giant craving for vegetable soup. Unfortunately ... they only had either potato/ leek soup, or beef/ kidney soup - pass! So we had some tomato-basil-cheese bread as an appetizer, then I got a goat cheese salad and Kev got a club sandwich. Notice my Mrs. Lyons shirt??? I love it!
After lunch, we walked through Temple Bar a little bit, accidentally cancelled Lindsey's international ATM card by using the wrong pin number (sorry!), and headed to Christ Church for a second look. It was still beautiful, don't worry! We had a nice stroll
Later, we came back to watch some TV and take a nap. A few notes on TV here ... first, "CSI Miami" is a HUGE deal, so everyone knows where Miami is. We chuckle every time a commercial comes on for it! Also, "Secret Life of the American Teenager" is a very entertaining (but really trashy) show - can't believe it took me coming over to Ireland to discover it! Third, I didn't see it, but did you hear there was an 11-hour Wimbledon match today? Wow! And last, we've really gotten into the World Cup since we've been here - we hope we can watch some of it from the cruise!
Tonight, we went back to Citi Bar, because I had had vegetable soup there before and was still craving it. I ordered that and a small salad, but they came back and said they were out of soup! Darn!! I had a tapas-sized portion of chicken and potatoes instead, and it was good, but I hope they have soup on the ship because I don't get rid of cravings very easily! Kev had more garlic cheese bread and meatballs with mashed potatoes (potatoes with everything!)
After dinner, we came back to the hotel, hung out some more, and packed everything up - we have to be up super early for our flight to Southampton. We are really sad to leave Dublin tomorrow, because we've really enjoyed the city, but we are SO excited to get on the Norway cruise tomorrow!! We've learned so much about Dublin and Ireland and feel much more connected to our Irish heritage (although Kev's Irish accent is surprisingly good and mine is AWFUL!) In case you're interested, here is the cruise we're going on: http://www.pocruises.com/en/Cruises-2009-2010/CruiseUploadFolder/Fjords-A007/?mode=overview&Search=true
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