Dublin Double Take 

In my travels, one of the cities that most surprised me was Dublin, Ireland.   My first time there was a year & a half ago,  in the late summer of 2014.  I was there for work and had one day to squeeze in as much as possible.  

I loved how my day went so much, that when I returned a few weeks later, I invited my friend, Jamie, along and we kind of re-lived my first visit there.  Sure, the days weren’t identical, but it was cool to do a “double take” of Dublin… 

Both days started with a hike in Howth, a beautiful port city that made me feel right at home.  The trail takes you along the water, through beautiful neighborhoods and rolling hills of green that remind me of Irish Spring soap commercials I saw on tv as a little girl.  

Our train stop from the city to Howth.

Day 1 had a little carnival.

 

Day 2 had a local, Farmer’s Market…

  

with lots of free samples!


  
 

Day 1, with my crew member, Dan.


 

Day 2, with my crew members/friends, Jamie & Carolyn.

    *You might remember Carolyn from my Barcelona post.  2014 was her last year flying & this was actually her last trip before retirement. 

    
  

Day 1 fellow hikers


 

Day 2 fellow hikers


 

  

When I’m traveling, there are so many times I pass cool houses & I want to knock on the door and ask the residents if I can hang out with them for the day… This was one of those houses… I loved this view on Day 1.

 

I loved it on Day 2, too!

 
      

     

Day 1


 

Day 2

   

        

Day 1


 

Day 2

  
  

     

  

  

“Killa Villa”

   

Day 1

  

Day 2

 
     

After the climb up the mountain, we found a cute little pub.  It was only right to treat ourselves to a nice cold Guinness. Cheers! 

  
  

Day 1

   
  

Day 2

 

 

Day 2

 
After our drinks, it was time for food & more exploring.  Both days took me back into the city to play in the famous Temple Bar area.  Both evenings consisted of lots of Jameson, fish & chips, live music & a lot of fun. 

   
   
 

Both days brought me here for live music and even NFL football. I got to watch my Oakland Raiders play the Miami Dolphins, in London!

 

   
   


              
   
  

  

     

The second night was so special, because Jamie & I got to celebrate with Carolyn  on her last layover.  We all pitched in to get her a nice photo of Dublin & we had a cake for her on our flight back.  We all had a wonderful time.  Best wishes, Carolyn! 

Thanks for reading along, everyone. Cheers!
  

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8 thoughts on “Dublin Double Take 

  1. Thanks so much for the memories. Because of you and Jamie, my last trip was one of the most memorable and definitely enjoyable. So much fun and I will always hold that memory in my heart! You two were wonderful!!!

    • Awww, thank you, Carolyn! It was such a pleasure flying with you… Glad I got the chance to have so much fun with you. You are missed in the sky… Hope retirement is treating you well. Xoxo

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