THE PARENT FILES: First stop – Ireland
Okay, so here is the plan for Ireland:
Arrive in Dublin. Take the train to Galway. Rent a car. Give my talk at the university. Eat and drink with friends. See the Cliffs of Moher. Drive east to Blarney. Kiss the stone. Drive to Newgrange. See the ruins. Drive to Drogheda. See the ancestral graves. Eat and drink with friends and relatives. View Saint Oliver’s head. Drive to Dublin. Eat and drink with friends. See the Book of Kells. See the mummies at St. Michan’s – touch the Crusader’s hand. Drop off car at port. Take the ferry to Holyhead, Wales, on Anglesey, the Holy Isle.
My son has never had a beer that he hasn’t had to steal from the ‘frig and drink in secret. It is only fitting that he have his first in Ireland. With God as my witness, it is going to be a Guinness and he is going to choke it down like I did when I was his age. Rite of passage, nicht war?