Last weekend, one of our friends from America, Jason Zook, came to visit. He had a two-and-a-half day layover in London, so in seasoned traveler style, hopped on a flight over to Dublin to see us for a night and a day.

We went to see Malahide Castle, which is north of us in one of Dublin’s outlying villages. It was quite impressive, but I didn’t get any pictures of the inside. I wanted to, but there were signs everywhere not to take pictures.

It’s hard to believe this is the middle of December, isn’t it?

She was a jewel for most of the day.

After a hearty carvery lunch at a local pub, we drove over to Howth Summit to see the fishing village and the lighthouse. Gabriel and I had only been out here via Dublin bus, and it was nice to drive around in the car wherever we wanted to go. The weather was spectacular.

We dropped Jason off at the airport in the evening and headed home to get ready for church the next day. It was a lovely day, and we felt privileged to have been able to show him around our part of the world.