It’s official…….we’re going to Ireland!! Booked and paid for…I can finally get excited! Up until today it was just a plan…..now it’s a reality! 🙂 Did someone say ROAD TRIP!?
Greg and I will be traveling around Ireland with one of my BEST friends from college, Erin and her husband Jeremy! We’ve done some pretty awesome things together during our college days and this will be yet another notch on the adventure list as well as a stamp in our passports!
The idea arose a year or so ago when we met up in Las Vegas for a week. We thought-well heck we both live several states away and it can be difficult to visit with each other several times a year. So we met in Nevada and it was awesome to go exploring the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, all of Las Vegas and adventures like riding ALL of the rides at the top of the Stratosphere -that we thought “Hey we should do this more often!” Not only were we getting to visit and catch up but we were seeing and doing things we always dreamt of. So here we are a year or so later booking our trip to Ireland……and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it!
Here are a few photos from our Nevada/Arizona road trip. You can see more of our road trip by clicking *here*
We choose to see Ireland in way of the self-drive home stay…which means we will be driving ourselves around the country of Ireland staying in the bed and breakfasts. Why? Well for us, we wanted to stay in “real family homes” to experience the friendly welcome from the Irish homeowners. We have the freedom to decide where to stay and we can choose from a variety of different towns, countryside and farm locations. All of the B&B’s are owned by the operators themselves, who usually live on the premise and can bring a different perspective. I want to get to know the people, the culture, the region and learn about the local traditions. I want a REAL Irish breakfast and not the commercialized ones that we’d find while staying in a hotel.
I want to find that “little hole in the wall” restaurant that is owned and operated by the locals, I want to visit the castles, I want to meet local people, drive on the other side of the road and learn the local traditions and sit in the pubs and drink the local beer, I want to do the “jig” in the middle of a country road ..hahaha ….and experience sheep traffic jams..and find shamrocks,…and the pot of gold…..and take pictures….lots and lots of pictures!! And maybe…just MAYBE, I’ll bring back the “Luck of the Irish!”
If YOU have traveled there, I’d love to hear your recommendations of “MUST SEE’s” and any other advice you’d have! We only have roughly 2 months to prepare!
ROAD TRIP…………..to be continued! 🙂