Wednesday, 11 June 2008
The Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
So here I am Wednesday evening in this hotel just North of the town of Letterkenny. The trip is nice: the weather has been good (for Ireland) with lots of sunshine and almost no rain. Driving here is fun because there are so few cars on the road and the scenery is very nice. Few people live in this part of the country and they all seem to live in beautiful houses. Thanks to my tax money, Ireland is now the 2nd richest country in the EU and it shows when you see all the new mansions that have been built. Tomorrow Ireland will have a referendum on the new EU constitution (which may not be called a constitution) and everybody thinks the vote will be a big "NO". Our only complaint is the quality of the food: too greasy, too big portions and quantity over quality. Travelling with old people is very relaxing: everything is done in the slow mode. Quite nice for a week!