09.07.2015 - 26.07.2015 65 °F
We flew back to Dublin to stay for three weeks of rest before heading back to the U.S. We spent the first couple of nights at a B&B, then a hotel, then took a nice long walk from Donnybrook to Leopardstown.
Fortunately we usually find nice green spaces for a short rest when schlepping the bags.
Leopardstown is actually a new area complete with modern apartments surrounded by hi-tech companies like Microsoft. We were hungry and the only place to grab a bite to eat was at the few food booths. It was lunchtime so we stood in line with all the young, hip, tech types wearing their corporate badges Andrea remembers that old corporate life from SF and it was kind of fun standing there with our backpacks and 10 months of travel sweat on our brow.
We later had time to visit Dublin center again and heard the song 'Moon River' being played by a couple of street musicians. Since then, we've heard that song come up 5 days in a row in the most unexpected places. Yesterday we heard it while watching Chevy Chase's movie 'Fletch'. Chevy sang a bar whilst being probed by the proctologist. If you've been following this blog, then you know 'Moon River' seems to have a mysterious presence wherever we go. I wonder why?
This time we are using airbnb for longer stays. The first two weeks we are staying in Shankill which is close to Bray, where we did a nice long hike our first time in Dublin (back in April). This is a cute small town with a big park, hiking trails and the sea all in walking distance. The one-bedroom apartment we rented is the home of a writer/poet.