Birthday Weekend

Monday, September 12, 2011

It's been quite a busy weekend.  Kat arrived early on Saturday and because everything was closed on campus for the weekend we headed into the city to find food.  We ended up at Starbucks but it was at least a Starbucks in Dublin.  After that we walked around for a bit, stopping at the mall next to St. Stephen's Green to get some household things and a cell phone for Kat.  We later took a walk through Trinity's campus and people watched for a bit.  We were only there for a few hours but by 1:00 Kat was exhausted having flown through the night and I was suffering from a bout of sympathy jet lag.  While she napped I got some work done.  Later on we trekked off campus to find some food but there was only one place within walking distance and it was in the middle of a neighborhood.  After making fools of ourselves we managed to sit down to a nice meal.

Sunday was my birthday!  We slept in, made a nice pancake breakfast, and then headed back into the city center.  We met Ellen at the Guinness Storehouse where we took a tour and got our free pint of Guinness!  I have to say the Guinness Factory is massive compared to the Sam Adam's Factory but both were very interesting tours to go on.

After Guinness we went to Burdock's where we all got fish and chips and then headed back to my apartment for a nap.  A little later in the evening some friends came over for drinks and cake.

It's nice to already be in my second week of class.  I'm starting to get settled a bit more each day.  My bike ride to and from class has been enjoyable and it has been giving me a decent work out twice a day.  I need to remember to get a picture of my bike to share.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you are having a lovely time getting around Dublin and the like! Good luck on the rest of your adventures!