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Friday, July 31, 2015

last day with Iddo

so rain rain rain- it rained all day on our final day with Iddo and Sarah and so we went off to the National Museum of Ireland which houses two amazing collections (IMHO) the collection of ancient gold and the bog people - preserved for thousands of years in peat bogs - these are mummified human remains....

so we took our visitor's map and off we went...
























the bog people- note the arm bands - at least one of which was woven and it still intact!






the museum building is also a gem...


a street light along the way between the two museums-













a special exhibit on Christie Brown- of My Left Foot fame-




on of his paintings-


we had dinner at Pichet and then said our goodbyes- making promises to get together again in the not too distant future-


the white mushroom risotto followed by the gnocchi with pesto-



so they were off and we were down to our last day- which was quite lazy - and our last meal (lunch) at One Pico - which we had later in the midday hours because we were doing the musical pub crawl that night---

my gravlax starter was just to my taste-  and Phil enjoyed his foie gras mousse-



surprise surprise I had the fish and Phil had chicken- which he loved-



later we were off to learn more about pub culture and Irish musical sessions (versus concerts) and the three instruments invented in Ireland (harp/drum/pipes)




Phil did the whole crawl and I left before the final pub to go back to the hotel (an early morning pickup) we had a room service sandwich when he got back and turned in for the night... an uneventful flight got us home to Chicago by mid afternoon on Tuesday... which kitties were happy about.

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