What needs to stay awake
Today Susan and I went up to UNT to do a short Irish dance class.
Afterwards we went wandering around downtown Denton and stopped in to the Abbey Inn restaurant (and pub) for lunch and a few beers.
Susan had soup and salad and I had a wonderful seafood stew stew and grilled-cheese sandwich.
Yum. Highly recommended. Click the picture for more pics of good food.
The trip began with a 6:30 am flight to DC followed by a metro ride and short walking trek to meet Margie and Dwayne near their hotel.
There was a definite chill in the air in DC but nothing a drive to Rehoboth couldn’t cure. With Margie driving we made it to the coast in just a couple of hours although their GPS tried to get us there by way of Canada.
Once in Rehoboth we went in search of Linner which ended up being fish & chips, beer followed by hot chocolate .
After that it was time for a short nap and a bit of blogging before the first ceili.
I had some time in Phoenix so dropped in to see what the local pub was like and to get an early dinner.
Spending a lazy Saturday afternoon on the patio with Susan and Chip, drinking beer, listening to music and enjoying a cool breeze in the shade.
Stopped in the Kings Head pub for a pint and bite to eat but they only serve food for lunch.
The bartender recommended going to the Oak Barn and was very helpful so I’m having a pint here before heading off to dinner. Decided to try John Smith’s but probably won’t try it again. It’s billed as "Extra Smooth" but is really just flat.
Next it was off to the Oak Barn and a pint of Fosters to start with.
I was warned that football was on tonight and it would be very quiet. It was indeed quiet with the waitresses, one waiter and the too-serious manager bustling about the dining room and only a handful of tables filled.
The food was very good and the environment very pretty with the sun coming into the wood filled room "just so" and a wood floor that just begs to be danced on. In fact, I might just have to do that on the way out.
Dinner was composed of a veggie ravioli (a very large single) followed by salmon on a bed of olives and onion with the house merlot and trailed by cheesecake and Irish whisky. Ok, two Irish whiskys.