Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hello from Ireland

Well as far as the eye can see it is green and lush throughout the countryside. Totally awesome building from the 1500's that just make me stare in awe. I haven't been able to connect to the Internet with much success the last few days so today is a treat and we are into Day 3 and staying the night in Blarney. And yes I did climb to the top of the Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. So don't say you weren't warned before I get home. I now have the gift of eloquence. Sad but true. Possible now I will be able to enter into politics and be quick with the wit and all the answers. Ya, ya, I know. Mom and I have been walking miles since we started on Monday unfortunately half a day was wasted when I woke up the first day with a migraine and spent the rest of the day in bed. But we have made up for it the last few days, walking miles around these15th century towns such as Dublin, Killkenny, Port of Cobh, Dungarvan, Cork and then lastly Blarney today.So far I have taken over 400 photos, oh my but the Costco bill be horrendous. I must have an affliction with old buildings of stone, and churches. |Because one photo is never enough. Also Ireland is known for their brightly colored doors, and if you know the story of how it came about it is quite amusing. So I will just put up a few at a time, as to not bore you.

This last photo was from the Japanese Gardens at the Irish National Stud Farm outside Dublin. An incredible Farm where some of the most fantastic racers have been bred and hired out for Stud. My love for horses was intensified with the beautiful grounds surrounding the farm. The facilities are tooooo die for. That is if you like that sort of thing. the horses are amazing Stallions. So it was a great visit. Since being in Ireland never to be called a wimp I had to give Guinness a try. Well guess what? I like it! Yes sireee, many a man has had a laugh that I was actually going to drink it but that I actually liked the taste. But to tell you a secret it does need a dash of salt! We are on to Killarney tomorrow and are there for two nights. I hope that I will have WI FI again. So good night from Blarney and may you all have the gift of the gab.


  1. Thank you so much for the update. It sounds wonderful. Take many pictures.

  2. What a great trip! I would really like to see the Belleek factory. Ike broke a vase we got from there for a wedding gift....(by batting a ballon around)back when he was about 4 years old. We did glue it back together and put it back up on it's shelf....but it would be nice to get a replacement. The photos of the doors are very pretty!