When planning the trip to Ireland, nearly everyone that I talked to that had been there, said, "you need to rent a car." Then I stumbled across the Mount Juliet Estate Hotel and it was far enough off the beaten path that driving was the only practical way to get there. The challenge being that the Irish drive on the opposite side of the road from the Americans.
I bought a micro-USB card for Ms Garmin, and gave J permission to give me explicit driving directions, especially reminding me what lane to turn into. Leaving Galway was easy, mostly one way streets. Occasionally J shouted at me, saving us from embarrassment or disaster. I returned the car without a scratch on it. Always buy all of the insurance the rental car company offers when renting a car in a foreign country.
So this week questions about driving.
- Have you driven on the opposite side of the road?
- Do you pay attention to the gas mileage on your car?
- Have you driven over 100 miles per hour (161 kh/h)?
- Has Ms Garmin (GPS, or Sat Nav) ever given you wrong directions?
- What is your fantasy dream car?
- Have you driven on the opposite side of the road? Twice, the first time was in London in 1990.
- Do you pay attention to the gas mileage on your car? Not really, I watch the range, but really don't pay attention to fuel consumption.
- Have you driven over 100 miles per hour (161 kh/h)? Yes, legally.
- Has Ms Garmin (GPS, or Sat Nav) ever given you wrong directions? Let me put it this way, I had to turn around next to a sheep barn.
- What is your fantasy dream car? A classic Rolls Royce.
Please share your answers in the comments.