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I have always enjoyed traveling, even if it meant sleeping in a tent when I was younger. I prefer hotels and cruise cabins now, but the motivation is the same...an adventure waiting to happen. Sometimes you will find me traveling with my husband and/or family. Sometimes I will travel alone, and sometimes I will travel with friends. I hope you find it entertaining to keep up to date with me as I explore the world around me. Warning...I like to take pictures of food so don't read if you're hungry. More adventures await...see ya soon...Amy.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Ireland 2019: Killarney
We had such a restful sleep in Killarney last night after the adventure of trying to get to Ireland! When we arrived, the skies were cloudy and it’s very cool, which I understand is normal here. We had a delicious breakfast at the buffet in our hotel, complete with a tray of honeycomb dripping with honey. The breakfast was amazing!! After breakfast we loaded into horse drawn buggies that look a lot like a surrey in New York’s Central Park. These are called Jaunting Cars here. We were taken for a ride through the beautiful Killarney National Park. After our tour we loaded the bus to ride along the Ring of Kerry. This is a 111 mile circular tourist drive that has beautiful scenery all along the way. We also saw lots and lots of green, homes old and new and beautiful flowers. At times we dipped down toward the coastline. The bus pulled over for a snack and restroom stop and then also for lunch. We also stopped along the way to see beautiful views! I would have liked more scenery stops but this bus has amazingly large windows. Unfortunately I get carsick and needed to take some medicine for that. The medicine combined with bus motion put me to sleep shortly after the bus would start going so I missed a lot of scenery out of the windows. We also went to a working sheep farm to see a demonstration of sheep shearing and watch a sheep dog work her magic in rounding up sheep. I really enjoyed that! We were also on a time schedule as it is a tour so I had no control of anything we were doing or seeing. Sometimes that’s a good thing and other times it can be frustrating. The bus had us back to the hotel in plenty of time to rest before dinner. Dinner was at Rozzers Restaurant at The Killeen House which used to be a vicarage for an old Church of Ireland that’s across the street. The dinner was delicious!!!! After dinner the bus dropped off those who wanted a little time in town. We stopped at a pub and listened to some Irish young men sing and play some music. Travis got a Guinness beer and let Danny and me try some. Danny said it was better than what he had had before and I didn’t think it was bad at all! We walked back to the hotel after our entertainment just as the sun was setting.
written by Amy Terral at 10:30 PM