"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Day, Dublin

Diana with ice sculpture trees.
Christmas Day was sunny and clear so after eating our picnic brunch, Diana and I headed out for a walk.  We had noticed a park near the hotel so headed that direction.  The snow was so pretty and this was my first white Christmas ever.  We even wore out Santa hats all day!

My sister, Ardell, had even slipped a little present in my suitcase:)  A "JOY" Christmas ornament - very appropriate:)

My first white Christmas
That evening the hotel had a fancy Christmas dinner which Diana and I decided to attend.  Becki and Jeff ate in the hotel bar which also had good food.

Diana and I, true to form, ate way more than we should have but everything was so festive and the other guests very friendly.  It was a good time and a nice Christmas celebration.

The standard greeting in Ireland is "Happy Christmas" rather than the US "Merry Christmas".  Good wishes were wished to all:)


Peg said...

Fabulous pics! Looks like a wonderful time! Glad you finally got to enjoy a white Christmas!

Mary Beth said...

Thanks for sharing your Dublin adventures! I loved seeing the new-to-me Samuel Becket Bridge and missed the Book of Kells due to it's being restored but did go have a drink at Tailor's hall :) I was there Dec 28-Jan 1, winter-time: that's how I see it when I think of Dublin.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading all about your trip, and it sounds WONDERFUL. Not only THAT, but after your tour of Guiness AND Jameson Whiskey, you're probably qualified (if not over-qualified) to be a bartender. :o)

It's nice to hear they still refer to "CHRISTMAS" there, as opposed to "HOLIDAY" here (one of my pet peeves, by the way). :o)