Wednesday, January 24, 2007
The Accidental Tourist
I enjoyed a lovely day out in Bangor this afternoon with my mom and dad. We took the train down the coast just a little ways from Belfast and had fun drinking coffee, taking pics, wandering around and doing a bit of shopping. I would not usually think of Bangor as an exotic location to visit (I had a couple unpleasant months working at a deli there and for a while was only able to associate it with my less than impressive stint waiting tables!) but we had a lot of fun today and my parents really enjoyed seeing the sights. It is cool to have them here visiting for many reasons - chiefly I love getting to spend so much time together but as a fringe benefit I think it will motivate me to see a bit more of Ireland. One can tend to get kind of blase/stuck in a routine when you've lived in a place for a while (even if it's not your life-long home!) and I'd really like to get out and see more. Tourist at home hey? Let the games begin!