Thursday, April 5, 2012

Last full day here...

Have had two full days of traveling. First to Powerscourt gardens (fun but to be honest we think biltmore is just as good)  BUt with was worth it for our tour guild who sang and told dirty limericks.  He had a beautiful voice and gave us an interesting take on ireland.

Yesterday it was off to the Giants Causeway.  Didn't think about it being in Northern Ireland and that its Bristish...the one day I could have used all the pounds Marty gave me and I forgot them at the hotel room...DOH

For anyone coming over I highly recommend taking the time to see the Giants Causeway. What a magnificient creation of nature and its a lot of fun too.  Well worth the four or so hours it took to get there. Tour guildes here are truly the best they are funny, entertaining and know there stuff.

totally wind blown at Giants Causeway

Today we are out to enjoy the last of Dublin on our list then we head home tomorrow, Might see Mom and Dad in heathrow airport tomorrow too. :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Cliffs of Insanity aka Moher

Okay had our first true taste of Irish weather, gloomy and spinkles all through the day. But at least it was dry when we hit the Cliffs of Moher for the day. Amazing view. and for the day. Amazing view and quite worth the trip out there it was nice to see the western part of the country and get to know more about the history. Highly recommend that if you come to Ireland you take the time to go there.

Other then Dawn telling the bus driver to leave me in the the small town of Killavera it was uneventful. Thankfully the bus driver cared enough to tell what she was up too.  Threw her right under the bus he did :)

Poured when we got back to Dublin, so we found a nice out of the way place for dinner and to celebrate Dawn's Birthday.

For my Kiddies :)

I promised to take the pictures they drew for me to Ireland here I am holding the pics at the Cliffs of Moyer where they filmed the Princess Bride :)

And my mermaid came along too :)

Megan And Kates

Kirby and Piper Anne


Love my pictures :)

Our Mermaid as someone passing us said those mermaids get to go so many great places.

Short blog early start

Cool tree at Newgrange

Today we ventured beyond Dublin into the countryside to do the Mary Gibbons tour of Newgrange worth every penny this woman knew her stuff and others stuff too. These 'buildings' predate the Stonehenge and the pyramids.  Very cool, great weather.  Of course there was a slight incident where Dawn got lost in a hedge maze that only has one turn and that was out... I kid
you not.

Us just after we came out from inside the inner chamber of New Grange.

I can't possibly do it justice to explain what this site is and its significance for more information check out

From there we went to Tara, home of the pagans and the druids. Weather made it just perfect. Again for more information best leave that to the professionals

Cross on the top of the hill at Tara

After our tour we hit the National Museum of Ireland, well timed because the things we had just seen made the exhibits more interesting. We capped our day off with Afternoon Tea which was grande.  Always enjoy watching people do weird things like eating lemon curd right from ramekin with a spoon I really thought the women would be licking the sides of the glass in a second. Wonder if she thought it was lemon pudding?  But the food was all designed around the paintings in the hotel...How cool is that? Does Dawn know me or what?

Our desserts and the art work that inspired them :)

On our walk home we ran into some teenagers climbing the fence to get into the park after hours.  What the teens didn't seem to realize is that park was still open. We were of course helpful enough to tell them that the next gate was open when most were already across. TEE HEE