Monday, April 20, 2009

Emerald Isle In T-25 Days

Guess what?!

We are going to Ireland!

Wow, I never thought I would be returning to Europe so soon.

It all started on Saturday when hubs said that he doesn't have classes over the Memorial Day weekend after all. After a delightful glee, I started my research. The contenders were sunny Southern California, a cruise in Alaska, or a self-catered tour of Ireland.

Even with last-minute deals, a cruise in Alaska is still incredibly expensive. Southern California is the cheapest option, but it just doesn't sound exotic enough. So we decided on Ireland!

We will fly into Dublin and leaving straight for the countryside. We haven't decided on the itinerary yet, but planning on using Kilkenny, Kinsale, and Dingle as our home bases. Hubs wants to relax and enjoy the atmosphere rather than hitting all the tourist spots. I think after my jam-packed Spain trip, I will be okay with that.

Although it would be such an unique experience to stay in a castle, we will spend most of our nights at homey B&Bs sprinkled throughout the country.

I am so excited! We have been talking about going to Ireland for years and I can't believe it's happening (so fast)! I can't wait to visit this photogenic country! I can't wait for this adventure with hubs! I can't wait!

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8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I am SO excited for you! When will you be leaving?

    Ahh how exciting!!!!!

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  2. Omg! Lucky duck, that's awesome! Very exciting :)

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  3. The B and B's in Ireland are very nice! Be prepared for cool (and rainy) weather and not a lot of hot water for showering. Breakfast will leave you stuffed. And remember to drive on the "other side". :)

    I loved Dingle...but all of Ireland is lovely.

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  4. Pearl, we are leaving on May 15 and will be gone for 10 days!

    Intense Guy, the plan right now is to stay in Dingle for two nights. Then we will leave for Cliffs of Moher. I will make sure to pack my raincoat and boots. Thanks for the tips!

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  5. Hi Joyce! Thank you for the advice and support you left in regards to the almond brittle. I'm really, really glad that I found your blog; you've managed to capture the definition of "beauty" in your photos. I hope you have a wooooonderful time in Ireland and bring back photos that I can gasp and sigh over :)

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  6. How fun!! Scott and I went for our honeymoon and had a great time. We drove all over Northern Ireland and did the same thing as you're going to do - stay in b&bs. There are a lot out there and that is an adventure in itself.
    I hope you have so much fun with it!

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  7. Hey now, SoCal wasn't going to be so bad. It was gonna be a chance to see family and do some location screening for our future move out of this hell hole called DC metro. But yes, compared to Ireland, it was a no brainer. As I've always said from the beginning, I have some sort of weird affinity for that place. I really think I was Irish in a past life or something.

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