Welcome to our life!

Hi, I'm Allison! I'm a thirtysomething, freshly baked, stay-at-home mom. I'm originally from Connecticut, now living in Germany, hence the name of the blog. I live in southern Germany with my German husband and our baby boy. Life has turned out to be nothing I ever expected, and am so incredibly happy with it! We certainly do have a lot of laughs! I hope you will enjoy following our new experiences raising a little half American/ half German in a little German town.

Dienstag, 9. November 2010

Our first day in Dublin

We landed in Dublin on Sunday at 11:30 am.  Since we planned on staying in Dublin for the first two days of our trip, Joern decided against picking up a rental car immediately.  So, we used AirCoach to get from the airport to the O'Connell Street stop, which worked out very well, as the drop-off point was two blocks from our hotel. First stop in Dublin was the awesome Wynn's Hotel, to check in.  The hotel was wonderful, dating back to the 1800s, the hotel is very turn-of-the-century, with lots of dark wood and beautiful wood trim.
 Since we were a bit early for check-in, reception offered to hold our bags for us while we went out for lunch.  I was really hoping for a great pub lunch, but Joern was much more excited about finiding a fish and chips place up the street from our hotel.  We walked one block down from the hotel, to the River Liffey, and up another block.  It was so fantastic just to soak up all the wonderfulness of being back in Dublin.
Some sights near our hotel, O'Connell Street, statue of Sir John Gray, the Bachelor Inn, Ha'Penny Bridge, the Spire of Dublin, and the General Post Office (GPO)

After our yummy lunch,

we headed back to the hotel for a bit.

Before dinner, we stopped off at the very cool Saints and Scholars Bar at the hotel for a pint.

Without laughing, dinner was at TGI Friday's at St. Stephen's Green.  Although not authentically Irish, Joern and I were both looking forward to a good taste of America.  After indulging in some Blumer's cider and some buffalo wings, we headed in for the night.  It was a fantastic beginning to a fantastic trip!

1 Kommentar:

Holly hat gesagt…

How lucky are you to get away to Dublin! Looks like a fun trip!