The Season for Tourists

With favourable weather and school holidays upon us, Travel Agents through the land are beginning to smile. We all need a holiday for rest and refreshment. Having my few days in Dublin, staying with Elly & George, visiting friends and family, can be tiring at times but I still return home refreshed with the promise to visit once more in the very near future.

Dublin has changed greatly in the years since I lived there. Sometimes I feel like a tourist visiting for the first time. This thought brought to mind a Prayer for Tourists:

Prayer for Tourists

Heavenly father, look down on us your humble servants who are doomed to travel this earth taking pictures, mailing cards, buying souvenirs and walking around in drip-dry underwear. We beseech you to see that our plane is not hijacked, our baggage not lost. Protect us from surly and mean taxi drivers, stingy porters and unlicensed English speaking guides.

Give us divine grace in selection of our hotels. Lead us dear Lord to good inexpensive restaurants where food is super and waiters friendly and wine included in the price of the meal.

Dear God, keep our wives from shopping sprees and protect them from bargains they didn’t need and can’t afford. Lead them not into temptation for they know not what they do. Keep our husbands from looking at foreign women and above all do not forgive them their trespasses for they know exactly what they do. When our trip is over grant us the favour of finding friends who will look at our photos and listen to our stories so that our lives as tourists will not have been in vain.

This we ask in the name of us all. Amen.

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9 thoughts on “The Season for Tourists

  1. And dear God, protect us from making long, laborious trips to interesting-looking museums that turn out to be closed on Mondays, shut for renovation, or moved temporarily to the other side of the city.

  2. The Natural History Museum? The stairs fell on some teachers!

    I knew I was right to feel scared up there…

    Have they moved it to a temporary home?

    Grannymar, you came to Dublin? You should have had tea with your blogger friends! Well, maybe you did, but I missed it!

  3. Nick – The ‘closed’ sign that REALLY got me was the public loo in Dundrum, Co Down when we stopped to use it one early sunny October day… the sign read ‘Closed until March’!!!! I would hate to have crossed knees for 5plus months. πŸ™„

    Jo – Still in Dublin, met a couple of bloggers on a one to one inbetween family stuff. It is a busy week.

  4. Heavenly Father,

    Look down on Grannymar while she is in Dublin…

    Give her divine grace as she snuggles up to Toyboys on the couch…

    Lead her not into temptation…

    And grant us the full story when she gets home!

    This we ask in the name of us all. Amen πŸ˜€

  5. LOL brilliant πŸ™‚ ill give that to my parents when they fly out to france in a few weeks, should ease any worries they had πŸ™‚

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