Wow, what a day. Up at 6:30 to walk Sarah to the bus and get her off. Then when we arrived at the bus station there was a student there from Boston U who stopped Denis since she saw his jacket with the Union on it. Her sister had graduated in Poli Sci last year. They had a little chat, the bus pulled up and we got Sarah on and off she went. Messaged during the day and she was boarding on schedule in Shannon and on her way home. Sad to have her go. We had fun together and I think she enjoyed her vacation and for sure will be back in Ireland sooner than later.
I went home and back to bed. LIstened to WAMC from yesterday. I love that I can hear the Roundtable every day… I slept on and off for a bit. Gerald came and took the chairs back next door that we had borrowed last night. What a great party! The kids stayed much longer than we expected but I think they knew this was the last time they would be together and were really feeling the loss. I know I am hating the idea of leaving!
The weather was awful. Rained all day and we got soaked this morning. Real Irish winter weather. I was surprised that the pants were soaked through so had to change. Did a laundry and cleaned up the final dishes from last night. Finished Mary Eileen’s latest historical novel and took another nap. Also got some knitting done.
WE had a simple supper and went to our last Bodhran lesson. It was fun but I felt very sad. I love that group and we have had a good time, lots of laughs and learned something we would not have ever thought of learning at home. It helped us get in touch with a little piece of Irish culture. Cannot wait to continue when we get home. I am sure I can find lessons at a HIbernians there somewhere.
Afterwards we did a bit of shopping and stopped at the Spanish Arch for a drink. The fellows in the band spoke to us about how great Sarah was. She really had fun singing with them and they hope she comes back again. We will probably go to dinner there on Saturday evening since they will be playing from 6 pm on.
Got a call today from Frank at the tour place to discuss my concerns. We had a very good chat and he asked if he could transport us to the airport to thank me for helping him out and referring so many folks to them. I really like their tours and would recommend them to anyone coming to Galway. I have to find out if I can cancel our bus tickets.
Have some pictures of our good bye drink at Tig Coili with Sarah last night.