Right now I am sitting in a Hostel in Dublin Ireland at 6AM listening to a bunch of drunk Russians yell and scream in the hostel lobby. Some of them are watching South Park in English laughing their heads off, so it is a little hard to concentrate!
The trip started in New York for 6 days and was a complete blast. We did it all. We will have to slow it down or we will be out of money in a month ! We did all the usual touristy things such as Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Central Park, Time Square, and several museums. The museums in NY are amazing, even the kids were impressed . Funny story of the week in NY was Jessica wanted to buy a brand name knock off purse from the street vendors. At night,the vendors carry a large portable bag full of purses and spread them out on the street near Time Square. Jessica was doing her best to negotiate a fair price for a Channel copy purse, when all of a sudden all the vendors on the street freak out and began to run ! We are talking a dozen guys with these huge bags running right at us. We were left standing there with all these purses and no vendor. I thought someone had a gun or something because these guys were really moving. Poor Drew’s eyes were as big as golf balls, as he was nearly stampeded. Apparently, it is illegal to sell knock of purses on the streets of NY and the cops raid the vendors periodically. False alarm, no police came, but the vendors did not return, at least while we were there waiting.
Dublin has been charming and very cool. The weather has been great, but it is to change to rain later today for a couple of days. We walked down town yesterday and had an Irish beer and one of the oldest pubs in Dublin. Lyane introduced herself to the guitar player in the bar and requested he play a Pogues song for me and he played one of my favorites. It was great and now off the bucket list. Today we are renting a car and touring the coast for 4 days, then off to Scotland.
We do have lots of pictures, but have not had time for post them. Stay tuned