Happy St Patricks day!!
Well the greening of Ireland has begun! We landed in Dublin the day before St Patrick's day after a whirlwind couple days in London. We took off from London after our amazing Adele and we were on the flight to Dublin with a wild crowd to celebrate St Pattys day with the rest of Ireland.
Granted...we absolutely are grateful for the opportunity to be in Dublin on the actual holiday, but we can now say we have been there and done that. 😜. It is such an amazing way to celebrate the luck of the Irish but we realized that in Dublin really is filled with Americans celebrating the holiday and teenagers out of school. And they were EVERYWHERE!!
We reserved a hotel along the parade route to ensure visibility and most importantly a toilet (they don't use the term restroom) and safety. The westin was in a phenomenal location that allowed easy access to everything in walking distance so that allowed us plenty of adventuring out the night before. During the parade we were able to say and watch the parade from the comfort and safety of our room.
The most interesting thing about the Dublin parade is that is isn't remotely like the parades we are accustomed to in the states. I sadly might admit, there might be more exciting things to see and watch in the Topeka St. Patrick's day parade then the Dublin one, not to mention the length. There really were only maybe two floats per say and the rest were groups of walking people. For example a California band that had 180 members, or a group from Boston. The Dublin parade was made up of half Americans walking the parade and really Americans along the streets watching it.
We did talk with an Irish gal later that night and she laughed and said the only people that watch the Dublin parade are Americans! So...next time we will find a quaint Irish town to get our St. Pats on. But..have have now celebrated in Dublin! 😜
Okay, off to eat clotted cream, and welcome Shannon's kiddos to Ireland!