Monday, August 4, 2008

Hockey Boy in Ireland, part II.

We received a nice email from one of Hockey Boy's Scout leaders today detailing the group's activities the last few days in Ireland.

They spent a couple more days touring some sites in Ireland before reporting to the Jamboree in Punchestown on Saturday. Ireland has evidently had a lot of rain this past week.

Hockey Boy has sent us a couple of text messages saying that he's having a great time (though he's upset that he forgot to pack his "Frogg Toggs" raingear. Hmmm... something about 'being prepared' must not have sunk in completely with that child).

Here are some pictures Hockey Boy's leader sent:

At_JFK_waiting_on_the_new_plane_
At JFK waiting on the new plane

Dinner_at_Metropole_Hotel_Cork
Enjoying dinner at the Metropole Hotel in Cork

Cobh_Ireland
Stopping to tour the Port of Cobh, where millions of Irish immigrants departed for the States, also the last stop of the Titanic

Blarney_Castle
Visiting the Blarney Castle

Killkenny_Castle
Touring Kilkenny Castle

Bed_&_Breakfast
Relaxing at the Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast outside of Urlingford

Extending_international_relations_at_Guiness
Extending international relations at the Guiness Factory in Dublin (with some teenagers from Spain - note all the pretty girls!)

Book_of_Kells
Viewing the Book of Kells at Trinity College

At_94th_Walkinstown_Scout_den_with_driver
At the 94th Walkinstown Scout den with their driver (this was the home of their Irish host troop)

Campsite_being_built
Building the campsite at the Jamboree site in Punchestown. (I don't see Hockey Boy in this picture. He typically makes himself scarce when there is work to be done.)

Campbell_lashing_stove_stands
Lashing stove stands (whatever that means! Once again Hockey Boy is nowhere in sight)

5 comments:

JoAnn said...

Looks like a great experience (except for the camping part!)

We visited many of the same sights last year in Ireland. The Book of Kells is amazing...hard to imagine how it was done. Cobh was a touching place to visit. The Guinness tour was spectacular...and I don't even like the stuff!

JoAnn
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Laura said...

So cool to see someone else's photos at the same places we visited! I'm sure he is learning a lot!

Amber M. said...

What a cute group of boys...Ireland is one of those "must-see-one-day" places for me. LOVELY pictures!!

Liz said...

I'm jealous. Do Girl Scouts get to do awsome things like that? B/c if they do, I'm going to check on the age limit. :)

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Ireland! I have always wanted to visit there. One day! :) The pictures are fantastic. Everything is so green and lush and fabulous. Beautiful!