Our First Day In Ireland

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:

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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!

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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:

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After walking around our neighborhood for a while, we decided to go check out the walking path that leads to Jon’s office.

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It was a nice walk that took us over the water, past a small castle, and through the woods.

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We went in to Cypress and saw Jon’s new office.

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On our walk back from Cypress we stopped by the Mahon Point Shopping Center to look around.

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We got smoothies and let the boys play in the shopping center play area. I can see myself spending many rainy days here!

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We ate dinner at our rental house then had some playtime out in the courtyard.

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It’s already the boys’ bedtime here–good thing, because we’re all tired from our busy day!

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3 thoughts on “Our First Day In Ireland

  1. Carol says:

    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?

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