OK well the trip wasn't actually that bad! It was pleasant. That guy was fairly nice just a little weird... but nice... oober tired now though! :/ Haven't really checked into the bus stuff yet, but I got a pretty good idea of it. It also looks like it will be quite easy to find Michelle when she comes in! All is good. Looks like it's going to be nice weather today!
So, not wanting to start the kids' trip out as a worry-wart nagging Mom, I waited a while.
A little while later. I sent another text.
Nothing. I was starting to get a little apprehensive by this time.... (Had you guessed?) Planning out trans-Atlantic search party scenarios...
Stopped at around 10 a.m. to try and call again. And struck gold: Dominic answered! And very nonchalantly told us, "Oh, yeah. I was going to text you. But, I had bad coverage, then I forgot."
Not like I'm surprised, mind you. The excitement of the adventure, the hectic pace, the Irish brogues all around me... I'd prob'ly forget to call home, too. Anyway, he went on to tell us that he'd met Michelle, easily finding her at the airport, but that the two of them had become "hopelessly lost," finding their way to Dublin. Those two. Lost on a bus circling Dublin. Can't help smiling and rolling my eyes at that.
|"You gave away our rooms?!"|
Haven't heard from them since. Haven't received the picture texts. And we all thing it was very rude of them to tease us that way. Hopefully, though, they'll find some wifi and get hooked up with us tomorrow. (St. Isidore, patron of the internet and Dominic's Confirmation saint, please intercede that they can get some internet coverage and send us messages tomorrow!)
As for us here in Colorado.... Here's what was for dinner tonight! Another selection from traditional Irish fare:
Busy Irish Ma's Beef Pot Pie
2 unbaked frozen pie crusts
2 cups water
3 cubes beef buillon
1 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 15 oz bag frozen or 15 oz canned mixed veges
2 cups cubed beef (we used cube steak)
salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Grease bottom of 1 1/2 qt pan, and fit one pie crust in bottom and up sides.
3. Bring water and buillon cubes to a boil.
4. Mix milk and flour together (I did this in the blender, but shaking in a closed jar works fine)
5. When buillon cubes dissolve, reduce heat and add the butter and milk, flour mixture.
6. Stir until this mixture thickens (only about 5 minutes or so)
7. Salt and pepper to taste.
8. Add veges (canned, as is, but drained; frozen, steamed and drained) and meat to the gravy,
and mix together.
9. Pour into pan lined with the pie crust and fit the 2nd on top. Add a couple vent slits.
10. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.