Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook
Categories Menu

Posted by on Jun 6, 2008 in Dublin 2008, Posh Day, Summer 2008 | 0 comments

Skank to Swank – Let Posh Day Begin!

corey says…Okay, I could get used to this. I decided to treat myself today and booked at the Morrison. Wow! What a difference. The whole place is nicely designed and the staff (yes, they have more than one person working there ;) are top notch and the whole place is absolutely silent.

My room is again on the top floor, but this time, I get to use the lift…in fact they have two! Everything is wonderful (even with my skewed judgement from my last two low-end places.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACEY
Just had to also make sure and wish my sister a happy b-day!

BIG WALK
This morning I fled Brown’s Hotel and dropped my luggage at the Morrison. Then I walked all the way to Phoenix Park. It was a big hike, but the weather is glorious…especially after yesterday’s rain.

Phoenix Park is very nice, I had been there several times on the hop-on/off bus, but never stopped. On my way in, I was tempted to rent bikes at the place near the Hueston Station entrance, but decided to stay on foot. I saw the major monuments, but with no wayfinding signs within the park, I constantly consulted my map…and even still didn’t always know where I was.

After exploring the Wellington Monument, one of the barracks, the Visitor Centre and peeking around the castle, I headed back to city centre via the neighborhoods. Things were going very well until I entered a housing estate which was a string of cul de sacs…it was like one of those nightmares where every turn you make is a deadend. After about 45 minutes, I finally had backtracked to a road that got me out of there.

For those visiting Phoenix Park, I’d suggest stopping at the Visitor Centre first, so you can get your bearings…and a walk from City Centre is only for those willing to make a pretty hearty commitment.

BLISS
I returned to the Morrison to check-in. It was wonderful to arrive with my luggage waiting for me in the room. Now, I’ve got some ideas to continue my posh day…I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

My Dublin Photo Album

My Ireland Expense Report

Enjoy this post?
If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your inbox.

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>