My mother who has been to Ireland 8 times now says she is kind of over Dublin, but I don't know I just adore the city even with modern additions of American fast food like Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Papa Johns there is just something absolutely wonderful about walking down Grafton Street and listening to a variety of street musician play their songs mixed with the cacophony of Irish speakers talking to one another. Then let's not forget the smell of fish and chips, though today you can find just about food from all over the world. When we drove into Dublin, I just kept pinching myself on how lucky we were to have such beautiful weather. I felt like I was dreaming. Our first stop was to drop me off at Trinity College to go to the Library and see the Book of Kells which is an illustrated copy of the Bible dating back to around 800 AD. While the Book of Kells is pretty impressive, in my opinion, the library is the true star. It takes your breath away! After strolling through the Trinity courtyard, I met up with my gang in Merrion Square. The park was bedecked with spring flowers, and we had fun posing with Oscar Wilde. The children had fun playing in the Giants Garden and afterward, we walked the perimeter of the square taking photos of all the colorful doors. Next stop was at Murphys' Icecream. Yum yum! Then on to see Molly Malone also known as Tart in the Cart before strolling down the Temple Bar district to get a bite of Irish Stew and listen to some Irish music. Just a few days left on this trip to Ireland, so if you missed my other post just scroll back. Next up is Kilkenny and a Morning at the Powerscourt Waterfall. Then stay tuned for my morning in Frankfurt and our trip to Keukenhof in Holland. You will definitely don't want to miss that one!