Dublin: day 2. Friends, Guinness, Fish & Chips, and humping statues.

It’s been amazing and oddly familiar to be here in Dublin. Even though Jeff and I have never been here a day in our life, we both feel very at home in this Irish culture. I have a feeling though that we’re really just feeling at home with Adam and Chelsea. For those of you who don’t know, we go way back with Adam and Chels. They were our very first married couple friends during our 2 years in Seattle. We formed a community group with them another married couple (Ben and Whitney Harms…Briton Photography) and the 6 of us became very close. When Steve McCarthy lived in Seattle, the 7 of us hung out a lot. ANYWAYS we became especially close with the Pearsons and have tried diligently to see each other every year even though we don’t live in the same State/Country. We love the Pearsons because they are a lot of fun, they are some of the most considerate people I have ever met in my life, they fight HARD to get to know us and then remember what we have told them, they love Jesus and will follow Him anywhere he will lead, and they chase adventure in the most responsible manner I have ever seen. Coming from a friend group of at least 30 people, I know how important it is to actually know your friends. And even though I have more people than I deserve who I could introduce as friends, the number of friends I feel KNOWN by are less than 3. Yet….even without seeing Chels very often, I am KNOWN by her and I feel like I know her. Maybe that is why Dublin feels like home, because the Pearsons feel like home.

Anyways, yesterday was a blast and marked our second full day in Dublin. Oh man, seems like the days just get better and better. Jeff and I started off the day facing the city by ourselves and went to the Writers Museum, and the we WERE going to go to the Jameson Distillery here in Dublin, but figured everything they were going to tell us could be found online, and we already know what Jameson tastes like so instead we decided to wonder the delightfully confusing streets, go to the outdoor markets, eat a fabulous meal, and hang out before we met up with the Pearsons at the Guinness Factory. After the Factory, we went to the oldest Fish and Chips joint in Dublin, hit up a pub, and trekked off to see the Oscar Wilde statue. Exhausted, feet hurting, and still a little effected by jet lag, we went home and hit the sack. What a perfect second day.
So here are some pictures from yesterday.

The Writers Museum:

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Oscar Wilde

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A scrumptious lunch at the tiny hole in the wall in a windy alley, The Stage Door:

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Next we met up with the Pearson and went on the Guinness Factory tour which was really a lot of fun and the Guinness actually did taste different than i have ever tasted it before.
Fact: Guinness is older than the United States…by hundreds of years.

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How to properly drink Guinness

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Leo Burdock’s: the oldest Fish and Chips joint in Dublin:

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Pubbing it up at The Stag’s Head:

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The Oscar Wilde Statue:

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And sadly I split my pants. Boo. But that’s the price I’m going to have to pay to enjoy ll this delightful food.

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Random other pics:

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July 3, 2011. Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. JoAnna Worthen replied:

    Great pictures! I’m so glad that I now know how to properly drink a Guinness.

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