our first stop on friday was in galway for a quick visit. we had a bite of lunch and paroused the shops, didnt buy anything though. then on to the hostel, where we proceeded to (with bulmers in hand!) climb fences, mountains, and bogs in the pouring rain. chasing sheep, catching frogs, and enjoying every single minute of it. now our clothes and shoes took a beating but it was completely worth it.
so many street performers in galway. (ps. we stopped in galway on sunday for lunch and this little sand dog had puppies :))
after we left the abbey we went to connemara national park, filled with even more gorgeous scenery. and some of the boys even made it all the way to the highest peak! (quite impressive :)) after a quick stop for dinner in cong, and an reinacment of the Quiet Man at the museum there we headed back for the night, filled with more card games, a few sips of wine, and a game of pictionary. i feel so close to everyone after this weekend, it is funny how you can be so connected to a group of people you have almost just met. these places and people will have such a huge part in my life forever.