Cookie, Meryl, Tigs and I had an early morning flight to Dublin today. Thankfully, it was a very quick trip.
Once we were settled in our little apartment, we headed out for breakfast. Lured by a neon sign that read ‘breakfast is on’ we settled on a little Italian place. And we were all disappointed to learn that breakfast had passed.
We did a little shopping and relaxing after our Italian lunch. I bought a few souvenirs and had a pint of Guinness.
The weather was fun, changing from sunshine to rain nearly every hour.
It didn’t take long for us to be back out on the streets looking for food again. We settled on a little place called The Bakehouse. The girls had sandwiches, while I had a Guinness & Beef pie with mashed potatoes. So good!
Wifi is spotty. So I haven’t been able to post many pictures yet. Hopefully I’ll get it worked out tomorrow. The other 4 girls showed up while we were sitting in the computer room.
We were all excited to get back to practice and tonight Dublin Roller Derby was happy to have us.
On our way to their practice space, we had some trouble with the bus system. First, the wrong bus. Then, the wrong direction. And finally, Cookie and I didn’t have the right funds. Thankfully, Dublin’s HNSO that I had been emailing with, happened to be on the bus, recognized my WFTDA track jacket, and paid our fares.
Practice was a lot of fun. I think everyone learned something new, and made a few new friends. I even led the officials on an Apple Juice Break.
Tomorrow, Tigs, Cookie, Meryl and I are going to explore the city. With a stop at the Jameson Distillery. The Distillery, that one of the Refs from tonight work at.
Thanks again to Dublin for hosting us at their practice, for getting us to the practice, and driving us all back to the apartments!