Saturday, April 03, 2010

Ireland

Itinerary: See as much of Scotland & Ireland as possible w/ a wee bit of England too!

Monday March 15, 2010
--Becky was sick all night and i felt really bad for her
--Woke up at 7:00 am to pack and catch our Aer Ligus flight to Dublin
--Becky talked to a Pharmacist and got meds
--We picked up our next rental car and drove to our hotel ("The Crown Plaza")
--Jodi & I went to the mall right by our hotel and ate at "Eddie Rocket"
--Then Jodi did both Becky & I's eye make-up
--We then drover all around Dtwn Dublin
--Found the Temple Bar area, the Dublin Bridge, and had a blast

Tuesday March 16, 2010
--We woke up early and headed to the Coast to the Cliffs of Moher
--It took us a LOT longer than Jodi has estimated
--We were driving on these crazy winding roads the size of bike trails
--The Cliffs of Moher were amazing (it was wicked windy)
--Then we drove like crazy to make it to the Blarney Castle
--We somehow (miracle) made it to the Blarney Castle before they closed
--I got to kiss the Blarney Stone.
--I even got a student discount (nice perks for being in school)
--Then we ate at a Pub called, "O'Connor's Muskery Arms"

Wednesday March 17, 2010 (St. Patrick's Day)
--Becky was too sick to go to the Parade
--Jodi and I hopped on the double decker bus and went to the St. Patrick's Parade
--The Parade was CRAZY but so much fun
--Then Jodi & I went to Trinity College
--We saw the Book of Kells and the Long Room (my favorite place on the trip)
--For dinner we went to the TGI Friday's right by our hotel
--Packed up our stuff and went to bed.

This is how we got around

This is how people in Ireland pass the time in the airport


I am enamored by these walkways that are sort of like escalators bu w/o the stairs. Jodi & I may or may not have run down them like little girls!

Jodi was trying out her new eye make-up on Becky & I

Here we are the Dublin Bridge

I really like this bridge (I have a thing for bridges, stairs, swings, & trees)


I couldn't pass up these two stores next to each other.

Temple Bar



Yes! Indeed He does!

This is how we got around. Jodi was the planner, Becky was the navigator, and I was the passenger!


The Cliffs of Moher were breathtaking and amazing!


It was wicked windy!




Welcome to the Blarney Castle



Becky & Jodi

My roommate have the pictures of me actually kissing the Blarney Stone!

or "Watchmen on the Tower"




I love the archer's window. These are made so that archer's can shoot their arrows out and kill those trying to attack the castle but the windows protect the archer's from getting hit by incoming arrows.

The stairs are built counter ways to confuse incoming soldiers and so that those wearing Long Swords have easier access.





LOVE this staircase!


Here's the shirts we bought to celebrate "Green Day"!

There were so many people all over. Jodi & I actually ran into the missionaries!

The Parade

More parade

It was hard to see so Jodi & I found this windowsill that we took turns standing on and supporting the other for better viewing!

He's not actually on my
back but up on something. I just wanted a picture to commemorate the Leprechan theme.

This was at Trinity College



The tide was taking the water out of the city but they did dye the water green


Just wanted to catch the shopping scenery.

Here we are sporting our shirts!

Jodi and her loot from Boots, a store not in the USA, that she loves their make-up.








I just loved this whirly window.

The back side of the Dublin Castle looks like Legos!

4 comments:

Cheryl and William said...

I love Dublin!! It really is so fabulous- we stayed in the Temple Bar area and actually ate at the Bad-a . . . Cafe :-) I LOVED the book of Kells and Trinity Library and it was HILARIOUS kissing the Blarney stone- did they have that guy there that helped you kiss it? So glad you guys had a great trip!!

Chelsea said...

So fun!

hknight said...

That looks like an amazing trip! I'd love to go there someday!

Ryan and Kim said...

I have a picture of a globe like the one at the Trinity College, but I took my picture at the Vatican Museum. Ireland looks like a party! I am glad you had fun!