Dublin – Peyton

Last week we went to Dublin. There was a lot of interesting history there because it is one of the first places the vikings took over. You might have read my previous blog about the Dublinia. If you didn’t, it’s a museum about the vikings and medieval times in Dublin. While we were in that museum, I learned lots of things such as the vikings landed in Dublin in 841 and started to colonize.

In Dublin, my Dad has friends, so we went and met them at their church. It was a beautiful building, but inside it was like a church in America. Their son, Pelé is 14. I hadn’t seen him in 6 years or so. They were living in America for five of those six years, so i thought it was kind of funny how I was seeing them more in a whole different continent than i did in America.

One of the days we were there, we went to a burger place called Wow Burger. They had pretty good burgers, fries (chips), and milkshakes. One of the people there made a paper airplane and threw it. It went over the bar. The first thing the guy thought to do was reach over the bar to grab it. In Ireland, if you reach over the bar, the bartender gets mad at you, and sometimes kicks you out of the restaurant. In this scenario, the guy was kicked out. The bartender was trying to explain to the guy why it is bad to lean over the bar, and the guy tried to justify himself. That was a bad idea.

Our second to last day there, we went to the Dublin zoo with Ryan and Mariann (Dad’s friends). It was a really awesome zoo with a lot of different kinds of animals. It was a lot better than the S.F. zoo (and not because i hate the Giants, Papa Willy) i thought. We were there all day from about 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. We saw gibbons (Our favorite kind of monkey) swinging around their little fake trees and branches. I haven’t seen gibbons since the last time I went to the Dallas zoo. After the zoo, we went to Ryan and Mariann’s house.

On our last day there, we went back to church and did the same thing we did the previous Sunday. We said goodbye to our friends and then left to the train station. That was the end of our stay in Dublin.

Author: Jennie.Denney

Jennie lives in Southern California with her husband and four children. She loves to travel, write poetry, and be by the water. She received a certificate of the Bible through Torchbearers Bible School, attended Hope International University for her undergrad, received a certificate in Spiritual Formation through the Apprentice Experience at Friends University, and a Masters in Pastoral Studies. She has written Soul Cries: A Book of Poems, Soul Cries: A Journal, and her newest book is Shaping the Soul: An Artist Collective. She owns and manages www.jenniedenney.com, where she writes a weekly blog with stories, practices, and lessons she is learning, to help her readers know they are not alone in their own becoming and encouraging them to connect with God. Follow her on IG @jennie.denney and Pinterest @jenniferpdenney.

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