Today was our first full (and very busy) day in Dublin, Ireland.  It was also Lyle’s 23rd birthday.  We woke up around 8am and started the day by taking a tour at Dublin Castle.

Katie at Dublin Castle (that's Lyle in the background)

Justin in the Dublin Castle courtyard

After that, we ate lunch and it rained a bit before we headed over to Ireland’s #1 visitor attraction, Guinness Storehouse and Brewery.

Lyle at Guinness Storehouse
Lyle pouring a perfect pint of Guinness

The highlight of the Guinness tour was the Gravity Bar where we enjoyed an awesome view of the city with our favorite pint of Irish stout.

Drinking a pint of Guinness at the Gravity Bar
Katie at Gravity Bar

We ate dinner and ventured into an iconic Dublin pub known as the Stag’s Head for another pint.  This is the same pub that James Joyce used to frequently drink at.  Katie was sick of drinking beer so she ordered an Orange Fanta instead.

Katie and a Fanta at Stag's Head Bar

Katie is leaving early tomorrow morning and our adventures in Europe certainly won’t be the same without her.