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.
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!
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.
It was hard to see so Jodi & I found this windowsill that we took turns standing on and supporting the other for better viewing!
back but up on something. I just wanted a picture to commemorate the Leprechan theme.