This day marked Moms final day in Ireland. The day was reserved to get her gear ready for travel, shed some of the groups stuff we thought was unnecessary into her travel bag, and return her bike. Everyone, besides mom, had seen very little of Ennis during our first visit; she planned to show us around with our day off. Ennis was a wonderful town to explore with its tight, winding streets full of activity. The day was relaxed and un-rushed; highlighted by the fact that we got to use our Phase 10 cards for the first time - getting almost all the way through a game (enjoying a few pints along the way - thanks Pedro!).
After a dinner in town we all walked back to our B&B (used on our first visit). We were incredibly excited to be back to see of our wonderful host Moura. This accentuated the full circle we had done in 3 weeks time. This last day made a wonderful conclusion for this part of the trip.
I am incredibly stoked my mother joined us for these three weeks.
She added literally thousands of amazing photos to our 'photo reserve'. These were an invaluable tool to making this blog more 'in life'. [One day we will get the whole portfolio organized and shared.]
She was the chief B&B liaison balancing location with cost; we enjoyed being spoiled for these 3 weeks!
She was Dad's constant companion; it is always wonderful being able to divide into groups and conquer tasks...especially knowing Dad had someone tough at his back.
She was a defining characteristic of the trip; every little thing influences a trip like this so without her who knows what stories, adventures, and sites we would have missed.
Thanks for coming Mom and can't wait to see you in 2.75 months!