Sunday, December 20, 2009

First Trip to Galway

Could there be more people in this picture? I know! We went to Galway on Saturday. It took less than an hour on the brand new M6 they just opened on the 18th! You can drive from Dublin to Galway in two hours now. Galway was bustling with shoppers, street musicians, and groups of carolers. Sofie and I walked and shopped while Tim and Lucy went off to do some shopping. Sofie was walking down a little alley with me and she said it was just like Candelford (Larkrise to Candelford, the tv show on PBS). Shop St. and the surrounding area was pedestrians only. Thank god, I don't think I could've dodged cars too!

It got to be a little ridiculous with all the people so we popped into a fish and chips place. The place came highly recommended---it was the best fish and chips we've ever had. Huge pieces of cod, heaps of hot chips and best of all---you had to pay for ketchup but there was vinegar on the table for free! The girls loved it.

We had the joy of parking in a parking ramp for the first time here. Remember the scene in Austin Powers where he is trying to turn that little car around in between the walls? If you do, it was like that. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, we had to back up, ease forward, back up some more to drive up the ramps in the garage. It was so tight, the girls shut their eyes.

All in all, it was an awesome day. Tight spaces, crowds and all.

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