we have been back long enough to have had our final meeting about ireland (which i remembered, AND attended, big feat) and so i wanted to include a few more words about our trip.
i left off after we finished paul and daniel’s flat, and we were all so exhausted. we met up with one of christy’s friends and somehow were able to find food!
we ended up at a burger joint and it was amazing. i picked a burger almost at random – hawaiian or thai or jamaican or traditional or … . i ended up with a burger that no nationality should claim; with pineapple, pickled beet and fried egg, all atop a lovely pile of meat. it revived me for all of ten minutes. (and that was a large accomplishment)
i pulled a dorsey at the table and daniel escorted me to our latest meeting of the trip before we retired to bed and i almost refused toothbrushing. the next morning we were spirited off to greystones after devotional and the time where i eat every carb known to man and sing about it. greystones was beautiful, yet instructive.
we went the opposite direction and i was delighted when i could reveal my mental prowess concerning the spread of the french language in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (how did french get to a little protestant town in ireland?).
really, i asked myself that. i am still in awe of the amount of structure that you find seaside in ireland. if anyone has nuggets of wisdom of how that all came to be, please share! we had a fantastic time walking around greystones and talking with chuck and generally taking lots of pictures so that we could prove that this vista existed and that we were there with it.
our day continued to be amazing with soup and bread and salad for lunch at a spot that could easily be in asheville, nc. called the happy pear (or the moldy peach for those of us with early onset making up of words), it was quite lovely.
we met ellisha at her station of the dart (taking chuck with us) and discovered the anchorage (after walking at breakneck dublin speeds). we saw flowers that they sell and the evil bunny and the preschool areas…
we even had a little time to go shopping! (thank you h&m). i have no idea how i fit four days into the last post, just a few days after coming back, and this post seems to be taking over the world. but i’ve never been a long letter writer, as my thoughts don’t necessarily make too much sense on the page. and for that i apologize.