Saturday, October 6, 2007

Ireland Day 4

The goal of Day 4 was to visit King John's Castle. But first, the boys needed to drive Mama to work. So it was up early and down to the lobby. We didn't have directions which meant we needed to follow one of the other cars. That proved to be harder than expected. Traffic to the office was bumper to bumper. At times we would lose sight of the lead car. Losing them meant being lost so Daddy had to drive agressively to keep up. A matter made worse by the fact we were driving on the opposite side of the road in a car with a right side steering wheel. Several brushed curbs, 4 round-abouts and 40 mintues later we arrived safe at Dell. After a short stay the boys headed back to the hotel.

The ride back took longer than expected. However it wasn't long before the boys were back on the streets of Limerick. The weather called for gray skies with light showers. So before leaving the hotel they stopped by the front desk to pickup an umbrella. Having walked to the castle the day before, they were confident enough to leave the main road and take a short cut through a park. A light rain started just as they reached King John's Castle.

Once inside, the boys paid the entrance fee and were given a map. They stayed over 2 hours exploring the castle. They met a nice German couple that offered to take their picture on the castle wall (see below).

Upon leaving the castle the boys headed back to the hotel to rest. A few hours later they were back at Dell to pickup Mama and talk about the day's adventure. We all ended the day with a night time stroll through the city.
Castle Photos: