Jono’s Birthday

Birthday cake candles

Saturday was Jono’s birthday. He wanted to go to Dublin for the day – first to Mark’s Models (a model railway shop) and afterwards to Dún Laoghaire. Things don’t always go to plan though…

First of all we were scuppered by transport troubles. The train was 20 minutes late to arrive. When it did arrive there was a technical problem in Boyle so after waiting there for about ten minutes we had to get off the train and wait for a bus. The bus took us to Carrick-on-Shannon where we got on a commuter train – at this point I was ready to go home. The commuter trains are grand for the short trips they are designed for but not for over 2 hours. They are so uncomfortable and I was worried about Jono’s back. It turned out it was either that or wait two hours for a bus.

The Spire

Anyway onwards to Dublin. During the journey we found out the DART to Dun Laoghaire wasn’t running so we did a re-think and decided to have a look around Temple Bar. The food market was on and there’s always something cool to see. There was a Dublin Food Tour taking place which looked interesting so I must check it out.

Temple Bar

After looking at all that food we decided it was lunch time and as the day wasn’t what we’d planned I treated Jono to Eddie Rockets. After all if we are going to America (eek!) we may as well get into the spirit of it. 😀

Eddie Rockets

After the train fiasco of the morning we decided to get the bus home. It may take longer but it’s comfortable and I always fall asleep! Good job I’m not a bus driver!

Here’s a short video I recorded on Jono’s birthday just to say thank you to everyone who has supported Jono’s Journey.

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4 thoughts on “Jono’s Birthday

  1. WoodlandBard says:

    Well that was a spontaneous birthday. When I was young I was a model railway fanatic. Good to read this interest is still alive. I loved creating landscapes for the railway.

    Ha,ha. Fortunately, San Francisco is not an Eddie Rockets kind of place. SF is a foodie!s heaven, as long as you get to places that do not rip you off. If you like craft beers San Francisco is a Mecca for that. I think I was told SF small breweries create over 400 different craft beers. Thirsty Bear’s Golden Vanilla Ale was one of my favs 🙂

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