A stop at the bakery for rolls and a still-hot loaf of soda bread.
"...can be traced back to 3000 BC..." We've enjoyed many family discussions about ancient civilizations... people. It's strange to stand on a rock formation that used to be someone's home 5000 years ago. 5000! To think! To stand on an important archeological site, reading about the tools... various homemaking devices and such... unearthed by scientists... to tell a story...
Just south of Limerick, at the Lough Gur, we learned about the lime kiln, the Grange Stone Circle, the Stone forts of Carraig Aille. About the tribes that made their home here in the valley, protected by the surrounding hills.
More stories. Never tiring of the stories.
(See how attentive the children are in the photo above? Well, at least half the crowd anyway... sigh)
I smiled. "Alright. I agree!" And I took a picture. Of course, we made introductions all round, bantered for a bit, while I took the opportunity to point out to my sons the brilliance of grown sons taking their mother out on the town.
Ah, stories. How grateful we are for the opportunities to make these memories! The stories we'll refer back to... the treasures we'll unearth in our own family archeological digs...