Celebrated one of the last nights in Galway with a dessert "Progressive Party." We visited each of the 5 William and Mary apartments, and enjoyed tasty desserts at each stop. Started in our own apartment with a spread of Digestive Biscuits, Jaffa Cakes, Strawberries, Cheesecake... and in honor of Supermac's, warm muffins with ice cream.
Then headed to the boys' apartment across the hall for homemade rice krispy treats- very impressive.
Next stop, chocolate and peanut butter cake- yum!
An impressive array of cookies in the next apartment.
Finished off the night with "ice lollies" - delicious!
Drove through beautiful Connemara one more time for the final geology class field trip.
We visited the marine institute associated with NUI Galway, and learned pretty much anything a chap could ever want to know about salmon and cod- and then some... Also saw some beautiful tropical fish like these, which are bred to sell to hobbyists.
Visited some of the former haunts of Ernest Hemingway during his Paris years. One stop was Shakespeare and Company, a bookstore which he used to frequent.
Stopped in for dessert at Le Pré aux Clercs Cafe, a favorite of Hemingway's. The chocolate mousse was delicious, but I'm guessing Hemingway favored something a wee bit "stronger" when he used to drop in.
Left me' beloved Emerald Isle to travel with the lasses from William and Mary during their free weekend. We took one of those confounded Ryanair flights that costs ye' next to nothin', and next thing we knew we were in Paris!
Took an evening boat ride on the Seine to see Paris all aglow.
It was a wee bit rainy our first night in Paris- apparently we brought the Irish rain with us!
Although Ireland doesn't seem to partake in the midnight movie hysteria, the girls did make it to an evening showing of the most recent movie about that lad Harry Potter today. Here I am with the ticket stub, and a special Irish magazine celebrating the film's release.