|Blarney Castle in Ireland|
Mike, Molly, and I took the train from Albuquerque to Chicago where we met up with Colin. He was attending the Illinois Institue of Technology on a scholarship. We planned to spend the night in Chicago and catch the plane to Shannon the next day. Some friends that we had known forever came to our hotel and we all ate Chicago-style pizza.
|One of Chicago's Cows on Parade|
Upon reaching our destination of Cahersiveen, we couldn't decide if we were too exhausted by the long trip across the ocean or too excited to finally be here to know what to do first. I walked about on the cove's beach taking photos. The next morning after a traditional Irish breakfast (no blood pudding for me, thank you) we went back into town. The kids had reservations on a tour boat that would take them an hour out into the Atlantic to visit the Skelligs. The ruins of an ancient monastery attract visitors as does the starkness of the islands. A treat was the hundreds of puffins that nest in the rocky crags.
|Enniscorthy, Count Wexford. Myles Kehoe's pub|
After purchasing some famous (surely you've heard of them!) Wexford strawberries from a roadside vendor, we were on our way to Dublin. But, that's all for today.