The rest of the family, who didn't want to go, enjoyed a "lazy day" at home and around town.
But back to the Open! After getting lost twice on the way there, we finally made it. We parked right by this neat little castle:
The entrance was pretty cool to walk through, too. Each sign has a different fact about Ireland on it:
Once we got in, we bought some food and drinks and began wandering around. We decided to stand at the 16th hole's tee box and watch each player tee off.
It was amazing to see so many famous golfers so close-up! (Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take any pictures of the golfers whatsoever, so that's why this post will have so few photos.)
We were walking along when we saw an iPod lying on the ground. Random! We picked it up, of course, but to our disappointment it had a passcode. Whoever set the wallpaper probably wasn't expecting anybody else to see it, though...
We decided to be good people and turned it into the Lost and Found, which gave all of the people in charge of that booth a good laugh.
Just before we left, I got a picture with Rory McIlroy, who, although he didn't make the cut, I was lucky enough to meet.
When we returned to Blainroe, we found Holden, Jack, and Jen all playing tennis on a nearby court. After joining them, we ate a nice dinner at Apache Pizza in Wicklow and came home, where I am currently sitting here typing at the computer.
And that was our day! Thanks for reading, and I will write more in the near future.
Slan go foill!