Today was our first full day in Ireland. We slept in and then spent the rest of the day exploring.
We started by going to a Vodafone store in town and signing up for new cell phone plans. Priorities, people! We now have (local) calling/texting capability as well as Internet access.
After getting our phones taken care of we drove up to our new house. We can’t move in until Monday, but I still wanted to see where it was.
Here is the outside of the house–it’s a middle unit in a 4-unit townhouse:
There is a nice grassy field across the street from our house in the middle of our neighborhood. David and Bota will have so much fun playing here!
We walked down the block to Garryduff Sports Center, the sports complex that our yard backs up to. They have soccer fields, tennis courts, and even a small golf course:
After walking around our neighborhood for a while, we decided to go check out the walking path that leads to Jon’s office.
It was a nice walk that took us over the water, past a small castle, and through the woods.
We went in to Cypress and saw Jon’s new office.
On our walk back from Cypress we stopped by the Mahon Point Shopping Center to look around.
We got smoothies and let the boys play in the shopping center play area. I can see myself spending many rainy days here!
We ate dinner at our rental house then had some playtime out in the courtyard.
It’s already the boys’ bedtime here–good thing, because we’re all tired from our busy day!
3 thoughts on “Our First Day In Ireland”
Living a fairy tale with a splash of modern convenience; happy ever after. Perfect!
You’re the only person I know who get to “walk past a small castle” 🙂 It all looks wonderful! The mall looks strangely familiar – Bell Square perhaps?
I’ll keep posting so you can live vicariously through us 🙂