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Side trip to Dublin

Catherine is having such a good time in the UK she is threatening to stay there.

This past week flew by and brought a chance to see two plays for her class: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, which she loved; and another, less successful show that nevertheless fueled a great deal of class discussion.

She and her group of new-found friends also continued their sightseeing, enjoying a variety of entertainment and fun. Monday will bring a trip to the Tower of London.

I’m not sure what else next week will bring, but she’s spent this weekend in Dublin, which seems to have welcomed her little group with open arms. Unlike in London, where she and her classmates have encountered some anti-American sentiment, the Irish are quite friendly, she told us. The folks in the neighborhood pub treated them like family; you can read about it here.


Nighttime view from Catherine’s hotel in Dublin.

Today, they toured the Guinness factory, where they were treated to mini-pints and taught the proper way to pour the stuff.



After reading Catherine’s latest travelogue, my mother is worried she may never come home.

I know better.

Sooner or later, she’s bound to run out of clean clothes.

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


5 thoughts on “Side trip to Dublin

  1. Very nice photos!

    Posted by Birgitta | January 12, 2016, 12:33 pm
  2. I’m glad she’s had such a good time in Ireland, makes me smile thinking about our September trip. I think it is wonderful that she is getting a chance to travel when she is young, fit, and only has to be concerned about herself. And, grandma’s always worry. 🙂

    Posted by Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread | January 10, 2016, 7:54 am
  3. Ok. Now I’m REALLY worried. Photo of Catherine holding glass of Guiness is captioned, ” Nighttime view from Catherine’s hotel in Dublin”!!!! LOL!!

    Posted by murphyslaw | January 10, 2016, 7:42 am

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