Sunday, May 25, 2008

Saturday in the park

We've been looking forward to this all week: a day rambling in and around St. Stephen's Green. After a lazy rashers-and-eggs morning we set out around one. We decided to be fully European and not drive to our usual parking lot by the DART station but walk instead. We walked the path from Pearse station that Sharon normally takes to work and stopped at her regular Spar for Cornettos. We'd never had one before and they are very moreish. We decided, sadly, that they are even better than a Drumstick. Really, you have to try one.

We walked through the Green on our way to the next destination, Camden Street. Sharon wanted to explore this street and its shops and restaurants more closely (it's near her office). We shopped in a cool international market and stopped for bread and hummus in a Persian restaurant. We then wandered down to a couple Indian markets Sharon frequents and also explored a neat paper shop.

In need of a rest and pastoral environs we walked back to the Green, found a sunny spot and lay in the grass. This is what every good Dubliner does on sunny days. We also munched on some cheese, crackers and strawberries we had picked up on Camden St. We spent about an hour there and left only because we wanted to get to Avoca before the closed to buy some scones. Honestly, we didn't want to leave it was so relaxing. We were glad we did, though, because the scones from Avoca are our favorite and the ones we bought are particularly good. We split one on the way to a bookstore on Dawson St. Sharon wanted to introduce me to. Unfortunately it closes earlier on Saturdays and we didn't make it in time. We did explore another bookstore a bit and looked at the tequila selection in the Celtic Whiskey Shop.

For dinner we went to Wagamama for very tasty gyoza, edamame and noodles. On our way back to Pearse station we stopped again at the Cornetto shop (Spar). Yes, it was a two Cornetto day, and a two Cornetto day is a really, really good day.


mom Gunter said...

Finally a new posting on the BLOG!!!!!!!!!! Oh! This was so cute. I can just see you two laying in the park. I got such a kick out of the ones laying all over the park when I was there. I even saw some smooching going on! Sounds like a "little bit of Heaven" day.

I've been at church all day. We had a cookout and Memorial Day service. That is why I am so late in checking your BLOG

KevinB said...

Cornettos are better then drumsticks? Are you serious? I am sad to hear such blasphamy coming from you guys. I believe the Leprechans have taken you hostage and are brainwashing you. The next thing I will hear is that some Irish hazzelnut spread is better than Nutella.

bockelmama said...

Totally awesome Saveur hat, Bill.