August 30th, 2013 | Uncategorized
We are really starting to get into the flow of things in Dublin! I am currently sitting outside on one of the greens at Trinity and the sun is high in the sky, about 65°F and only a little wind. This campus is beautiful and our weather has been perfect.
These last few days have been BRILLIANT. Shelby and I took a tour of the city and surrounding attractions on a hop-on hop-off bus to get our bearings, and then went to see Riverdance, in Dublin at the Gaiety Theatre last night! What a show. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Irish Step is pretty popular in the Boston area, highlighted by Christine and Madelyn’s lessons when they were younger, but this production blew my expectations out of the water. The dancers were so talented, and all could sing like angels as well. The main two dancers could move their feet like nothing I have ever seen. Shelby and I were joking that our children will take Irish dance lessons just for the footwork! The musicians were something else as well, especially the fiddler and the drummer. And for the rest of our lives, we can say we saw Riverdance right off the Liffey River, which it was based on!
A huge thank you is due to Vinny, Hugh, Dave and all of the children and parents at Kubs, we have been working there the past few days, and they have been so helpful. Dave showed us his getaway in Howth and Vinny has graciously driven us around the city and helped us find the hot spots—including our first experience with fish and chips today at Leo Burdock’s!
Training with the Meteor’s is going great, and Shelby and I are going on a tour of the country Monday.