We were headed North towards Belfast when we stopped at the small town of Collum in Watters Pub,to get a sandwich and ended up with a waitress who was so kind to us. She even used her own cell phone to call and get us a reservation in Dundalk at the Glen Gat B&B. What a Lovely place it was but the suitcases had to be carried up 3 floors to our rooms, no elevators in Dundalk! Our host,Tim,suggested a favorite pub downtown,The Phoneix and a favorite restaurant,The Windsor Room. We parked the car and decided to walk.
Sally and I left the men in The Phoenix and went on a quest for Aleve or Naproxen as I already said, we are OLD you know. The first place that we tried brought us nothing but looks of bewilderment. The shopkeeper suggested that we walk 10 minutes down the street to the shopping center. “No problem for 2 young girls like us!” Ha! Many blocks later,we reached the edge of town but there was no sight of a shopping center. Two helpful young girls that we stopped then sent us over 1 block and 6 blocks back in the direction we had just walked! To our amazement and relief,hidden inside an old factory building, we discovered a shopping mall. Great,the mall directory listed all stores by the name with no indication of the type of shop it was. Once more, we asked and found that Booths Pharmacy was two shops down, only to discover that Aleve or Naproxen is a perscription only drug! Oh well,no Aleve but we walked over 5 miles for exercise. Now,back to meet the men at The Phoneix for drinks. The young bartender bought us a round of a local Irish Whiskey, very tasty! Then on to the Windsor Room for a wonderful dinner and finally to bed, my legs hurt!
After breakfast the next morning, it was off to Belfast!