September 3rd, 2013 | Uncategorized
Katie and I decided to escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin’s city centre with a day tour around the mountains of Wicklow. We boarded the bus in the morning and were greeted by a wonderful tour guide who loved to use the word “itself.” Looking back, I wish we had tallied the number of times he used the word; it had to have been nearly a hundred. Despite his excessive use of pronouns, he was an extremely hospitable and knowledgeable tour guide.
We wound our way through the mountains just outside of Dublin making stops at the Glencree Center for Reconciliation, the Guinness Lake, Glendalough, and Avoca. While way up in the mountains, we passed over the bridge from the opening scenes of P.S. I Love You. I guess I am going to have to re-watch that movie now.
It was a gorgeous day and the scenery was absolutely breath-taking. Although pictures couldn’t really do it justice, Katie was able to capture some phenomenal snapshots of the day. It is great to know that such a peaceful and refreshing retreat is so close to the city. I definitely see myself taking friends and family out that way when they visit.
I am looking forward to another busy week full of training and coaching. Our U-17 girls have their first “friendly” (scrimmage) this week and we are excited to see everyone play. For now, I am off to training of my own with the Liffey Celtics.
I hope everyone back in the States had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Oh and PS..Everyone at home I love you 🙂