“There's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.”
Our trip alone to Ireland was great. We had a wonderful time seeing many of the sites and spending some much needed quality time together, but nothing beats getting home to your place of comfort and most of all being with those precious to you!
Over the next couple of days, I will share some pics of our 6 day adventure. If I squeezed all of my favorite pics into one, it would likely be too long!
We left last Sunday morning. Our flight went through NYC and we had an 8 hour stopover there. 8 hours in an airport? No thanks! We took an airport bus to Grand Central Station and walked around for a couple of hours. I felt like I was in the Amazing Race walking super fast trying to see some sites knowing we had to make it back to the airport by 7pm!
We walked down to the Empire State Building since we wanted to go up top but the wait was over an hour so we had to skip it. We then went to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Radio City and then back to Grand Central in plenty of time to catch a ride back to the airport. Joe found a joint with .99 pizza pie. It wasn't too bad!
|On the phone with my mom|
Our flight to Ireland left at 10pm and arrived in Shannon at 930am (they are 6 hours ahead).
We picked up our rental car and hit the road. Joe was the driver thank heavens. In Ireland you are on the opposite side of the car on the opposite side of the road! Talk about a challenge! He had only 2 hours of sleep on the plane. He was tired and we couldn't check in to our house until 2pm. We decided to go to the Cliffs of Moher since it was a lovely day and there wasn't much else we could do! First, we took a 45 minute nap in the parking lot...
|We "snuck" past the sign and walked for a long while|
|It was a little hazy out, but still amazing|
We had dinner here the first night.
|We discovered this little shelter built into the hill. Reminded me of Frodo Baggins home.|
|Such pretty grounds!|
|This is how the roads were. One lane wide but two directions of traffic are supposed to be able to pass one another?!?!|
|Typical city street. This is in Ennis.|
|15th century chair|
|The doorways in the castle were just a tad higher than this one. They were a lot shorter back then!|
|My leprechaun... ha.|
At the grocery store, I found my FAVORITE treat that I remember from living in Scotland. Tunnock's Tea Cakes. It made my day ;)