Travel to Dublin

Last night all the artists, Robert Liberace and his family, and Limepark's John and Melanie Ward went to dinner in Ballycastle for one last hoorah. It was good getting to know a couple of the other artists better. I hope I'll cross paths with some of them again someday.
This morning before John drove me to my bus stop, I took a short walk the other direction on the road Limepark is on. Everywhere I looked was beautiful.

I took three buses from Limepark in Northern Ireland to Dublin. I'm impressed with how big and clean and on-schedule the buses were on the way up and back.
Bus station in Ballymena. I don't remember any hanging baskets of flowers at any Greyhound station I ever saw, do you?
Shooting photos from the bus window, I came across two men in kilts.

I'm in Dublin now and will spend tomorrow (Sunday) sightseeing, then will fly back to San Antonio Monday morning. I want to visit the National Gallery for the paintings, Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, walk around the Temple Bar district, and Stephen's Green. Morgan wants a red T-shirt from Ireland, so I'll be keeping a lookout for that.
I really liked having you keep me company on my visit to Ireland. So many of you have sent emails in response to my posts- Thank you! I hope you forgive me for not replying- just know they meant a lot!
I'll be returning to sending my art newsletters every 2-4 weeks again, but you can always check in on what I'm painting by visiting my blog- If you want to get an email letting you know when I'm planning to paint online, enter your email address in the top subscription on my blog's sidebar. I'd love to have you there.
Hugs from Dublin,


Professor J said...

I love the man leaning against the pub wall--you must paint that one!

Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the diary posts about your stay and workshop, sounds like heaps of fun.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

I was just telling Steven about your
wonderful posts from Ireland. You've made me want to go there.

Thanks for this.


Regina Calton Burchett said...

I'm so glad you got to go - what a great trip! Wonderful pictures and a beautiful vicarious vacation. Thanks!