Next was to check out his chariot, which was in a big room on display. He used this to take himself home after being freed from jail, and was amazing! It was made to look Roman, with all kinds of gold on it. Afterwards was the last part, an audiovisual. It was in a small theatre, so all of us got seats and watched. It talked about his life, and was very interesting. Today he is buried in Dublin. Then we walked back to the car park, and drove off. This was supposed to be the prettiest part of the drive, and it was! The view seemed tropical, with all kinds of beaches and light blue water, and to top it off the sun was coming out! We stopped in a town called Waterville, which was a beach resort (never would have guessed) to find lunch. Dad parked in a free lot, and then we all walked across the street to a cafe’. I got a cheese pizza and a Fanta, and my brother got a sandwich. Mine was delicious, and the cheese was just right. Afterwards we hopped back in the car to resume our driving. Since at this rate it would take forever to get home if we did the entire rest of the ring, we changed the route and cut right straight through the peninsula to get home. This would mean going through a huge valley, and was expected to be pretty. When we got to that area, we could easily see that it was! Mountains were everywhere, except for where the road was. We looped through passes, and it stayed this pretty until the drive ended and we reached back home. I went up to our room, and then did some work. For a bit after that I played with the dog and cat, but then we had to go and look for dinner in town. A quick walk and we were in the center of town, where there was a small park in the center.
We went into a pub/restaurant that seemed kid friendly and found a big booth to sit in. I viewed the menu, and got something a little different from usual, potato wedges with cheese and bacon. The waiter took our order, and then we played cards. While we were waiting we spotted Robert had found a “surprise” on the sidewalk, so we hid it and put it inside a baggy, because he brought it inside. Then the meal came, so I started eating. It was great, but I felt like I could never eat another potato again! We left, and then looked around. Today there was supposed to be some music and a children’s parade happening tonight, so we sat down to watch the festivities. The parade was a group of kids and and adults dressed in costumes, walking down the short stretch of street. Some were dressed up as, nuns on the run (everyone had a sign that said who they were), hula girl, and a small boy in a Power Ranger suit holding flowers, and his sign said “flower ranger”. They given awards at the end of the street, where the winners for the best outfits got trophies. After that the music on the stage began, traditional Irish. All of us watched it for a while, but then got too cold. After that we headed home, and went to bed. Tomorrow’s a drive to Kilkenny!