08.07.2015 - 07.07.2015 17 °C
When we last spoke Bad Kitty was facing certain destruction in Las Vegas! But the Kitty has escaped to Paris and is sure to find his way to Ireland. Do not ask how, just except his escape from the electric chair.
In the mean time you can follow the Harvey's on their travels through Ireland.
Day 1 and 2 - Dublin
There isn't much to say other than Dublin is a wonderful city. I don't remember much of day 1 due to the jet leg but I am told I had a lot of fun. We had the best fish and chips ever and I enjoyed a pint of beer as well. My first Irish Pub experience and I ordered a Harp. The bar did not have Harp which I remember thinking was odd in an Irish pub, I had a Heineken instead which was of course very good.
Day 2 we had a plan and a will to see everything in Dublin, that was ambitious and foolish. There is so much to see and do. We started off with a Breakfast tour of the Jameson Irish Whisky Factory. We took a very informative and interesting tour of the distillery and at the end a tasting as well. We had three Whiskey's to sample from, Jameson, Jack Daniels and a Scottish one who's name escapes me. I will say that I liked the Jameson best but to be honest I am not a whisky drinker. Sydney has also decided she is not a whisky drinker either (Dont yell at me Auntie Nore, it was a special occasion, and she will certainly be of liquor if her first experience is Irish Whisky
There were also tours of cathedral (Christ Church and the one with St Patrick), both breathtaking.
There was a Guinness Factory tour as well but we skipped that in favour of other things to do (I know poor choice but Sydney already had too much Whisky). We saw a park, we did a Viking Museum tour, We did the National Art Gallery, we tripped over ever piece of cobblestone we walked on, which is our way, and we generally had a wonderful day. Here is a pic with Sydney in Chainmail.
The day was finished with what can only be described as a sure trip highlight. We were fortunate to know a member of the Irish Parliament and we were given a personal and private tour of their government buildings. The house was in session and we were able to witness votes in both the House and Senate and were treated to a wonderful and amazing first hand account and history of the Irish government. For a political junkie like myself I was absolutely honoured to be able to do this. Thanks to my amazing Irish friends for inviting us to this. We finished the tour with a wonderful meal in the government restaurant. It was just an amazing night and Sydney and I enjoyed being a invited to spend time with your family. Sorry no pics, the guards already were suspicious of me and insisted that any pictures taken would be dealt with harshly and lethally. Talk soon all when there is time to write again.