We returned from Ireland two years ago today. Right at the start of work from home, lock down, and all of this fun.
There were a ton of posts two years ago about Ireland. With time to reflect, it was a great trip in a weird time. Dublin is a neat city, it is a very modern city, very welcoming. Trinity college, St Patricks, walking along the river. We were only in Galway a short time, the drive north from there into the countryside was spectacular. Neat hotels, great service, nice space (traveling off season prices were low, I booked a suite in one hotel and it was wonderful to have the extra space.)
The time down south in Kilkenny and Waterford was amazing. We stayed at a golf resort, operated by Marriott. The room was nice, the bathroom had a heated floor, I was in love with that. We drove along the coast for a couple of hours, with a gale blowing in and heavy surf. It was amazing.
By the end of it, places were closing, restrictions were starting. But we still saw and did a lot. For us it was a wonderful time of the year to travel, no snow or ice, but not hot, not crowded. If we had been a couple of weeks later going, we would have not been. Grab the opportunity when you can. No regrets (well except for driving, I didn't have an accident, others didn't do so well.)
Details will follow, most likely after the trip, I almost never talk about being gone, before I am gone, I just booked an adventure for later this spring. A return to someplace I have been once and my only regret was that we didn't stay long enough. Five nights this time. I needed a passport to book it.
Ireland or Iceland is on my list after Lake Cuomo, Nairobi, and Budapest.ReplyDelete
If I ever start traveling again.
Lake Cuomo is still on my listDelete
I had completely forgotten about your timing in Ireland. Seems like a lifetime ago. I would love to go.ReplyDelete
You can get there from there. Take the train up and meet Ken and Walt, take the train into Paris, then the Eurostar to London,then the train to Conway and meet John Gray, the train onto Hollyhead, the ferry across to Dublin, getting there is half the funDelete
Lots of trains, but it would be a blast.Delete
It's a great photo of you in Ireland. Others didn't do so well avoiding an accident? I don't remember you telling us that. Do tell.ReplyDelete
I returned the rental car without a scratch on it.Delete
Great that you were able to have the trip before The Thing happened around the world!ReplyDelete
We will outlast thisDelete
I was such an amazingly wonderful trip!ReplyDelete
Good for you! I can't wait to hear where you are going. Ireland sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
Lots of world left to exploreDelete
Ooooo, an upcoming foreign adventure -- exciting! Have fun!ReplyDelete