We were able to have breakfast in the fine dining room today and I've included a few pics of that...in case your wondering, Bennett had pancakes. Clark is obsessed with spoons right now and so we accidentally took a real silver spoon from breakfast because he had it in his hand. I guess we could have left it in our room before we left but we took it instead..oops, what's the saying about being born with a silver spoon in your mouth?. We are leaving our hotel castle this morning so we thought we would get one more activity in before we left. We went clay shooting with a very old Irish man who chuckled when we told him we had never done it and the fact that we had two kids in tow didn't help our cause. I've never held a shotgun and I'm sure that I won't be anytime soon; it hurts! I think my shoulder is bruised. I'll be honest I did hit the clay things a few times but it's only because the man was telling me when to pull the trigger...I was focused on just holding the shotgun up. Tyler on the other hand was a superstar at it. The man was pleasantly surprised at his skills while I on the other hand definitely lived up to his poor expectations.
We left the castle and yes you guessed it we went to a different castle! We went to Bunratty castle and folk park for an Easter Monday celebration. It was a castle surrounded by animals and farmhouses, a playground, and they had things like a balloon maker person, a little train, face painting and juggler. They had different things going on like magic shows but we missed it all because Bennett was content just running up and down the hill in front of the castle. It was pretty good although there was a parade and it was pretty much 2 random princesses...like a Cinderella and Belle in costumes that we would get from Walmart and a sketchy Minnie and Mickey Mouse. Minnie Mouse had eyelashes taped on with scotch tape. I could be wrong but I think they might be our last castle. We then drove on to our next home for 2 nights which is a small oceanside town, Doolin, most famous for its traditional Irish music. The live music in pubs doesn't normally start until later in the evening so it's tough to do given the kids' bedtime. They had late naps too day so we decided to push it tonight and have then go to sleep late. We went to a pub and enjoyed some more live music. The kids were up much later then they should have been so wish us luck for tomorrow morning! Tyler ordered a whisky tasting menu and didn't realize it came with 6 shots of whisky so wish him luck for tomorrow morning as well!
One of the pictures is from yesterday. It wouldn't upload but I wanted you to see a pic of Bennett with the hawk