My Good Friends Brought me New Friends!
I love it when folks from Reno drop by here in Galway. And this week I had quite the treat. Jeff Thompson (yes, THAT Jeff Thompson of Weather Stardom in Reno) and his beautiful wife Teresa Benitez-Thompson were on a tour of the island and I got to see them for a fun night in the pubs. Not only that but I got to meet some of their tour group as well..
I met them downtown to show them a few of the traditional pubs on Friday night. And while any night in downtown Galway is fun, Fridays and Saturdays undoubtedly offer the most constant entertainment. From the live music to the street buskers you can't walk a block without seeing something amazing. In fact I texted them where I was, and then guided them in by telling them to watch for the guy on a ladder with a flaming torch, I was just across from him. I caught up on all the TV news-gossip in Reno and on people we have in common. They invited me to join them for dinner the next night. And I knew just where to take them. The King's Head. It's a great old Bistro connected to a bar with three floors. And we had a huge table of Renoites sharing stories about Ireland.
Bev and Don, Pam and Jerry, Sharrie and Bob, Tony and Cindy, Sabrina and Tom and the Thompsons (who I consider 'The Power Couple of Reno') were all out for such a great time. They had come from Dublin and were headed to the Cliffs of Moher. I can't imagine more fun than a tour with the Thompsons, that's for sure. And what fun to meet a dozen new friends! Cheers to a great dinner, a wonderful tour...and hopefully some magical Irish sunshine along the way!