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... going to make a collage some day, per our clever suggestion.
At some point, Jenny arrived home. Nearly the first thing she asks is, "Have you guys cleaned up the apartment?.." Well, obviously not, because you never once mentioned that in our WorkAway contract that we didn't have. So that rained on our parade a little. But mainly on Lynn's. She was a grouch bucket and sulked in the corner while ...
I slept through my alarm and woke up 1/2 hour past check out time, missed out on breakfast, a second shower and the opportunity to exchange money at a bank. (Saturday!) Thank goodness I was a repeat customer at the Clontarf. It took me another 1/2 hour to frantically throw my stuff together and get out of there, and they didn't charge me extra. I had another shield sized salad to which the chef added a hardboiled egg, then headed for the ...
... but we did get to see the bust of, and the plaque for Jonathon Swift who was one time Dean of the Cathedral. He is the fellow who wrote Gulliver’s Travels.
The only other place we spent any time was at Dublin Castle where we did a guided tour. Here we were taken downstairs below the Powder Tower to where the archaeologists have been digging and were shown some of the earliest parts of the castle from the 12th century.
... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...
... Then some American woman donated a vast amount of money for its repair and the state took charge of it. The basic cottage is original, the roof being thatch would have been repaired and rethatched many times over it’s 200 year history, most of everything else has been replaced. The yew tree beside it is said to be at least 1000 years old, there had been a monastery here in very early Christian days.
Although it was used as a summerhouse for ...
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