Friday, March 18 We had made tentative plans to go biking on Saturday, but upon waking up Friday morning, the weather forecast looked significantly better for Friday than Saturday. It was supposed to be extremely windy on Saturday. So, we called to reserve bikes from a local rental place for later that same afternoon instead.… Continue reading Day 7: Country morning + Biking the Greenway
Tag: spring break
Day 6: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland!
Thursday, March 17 Thursday was St. Patrick's Day! We didn't specifically plan our trip to be in Ireland over St. Patrick's Day, exactly, but it just happened to work out with the timing of the boys' spring break. It was just an added bonus. 🙂 I should say, though, that I think when people envision… Continue reading Day 6: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland!
Day 5- Galway, Ireland: Part 2
Finally resuming the recap of our Galway day! See part 1 here. Wednesday, March 16 (continued) So, I left off at lunch time, at the Kings Head. Following lunch, we set off to do some sightseeing. First stop..... St. Nicholas Collegiate Church This was a very quick stop, because it was CLOSED. Bummer. Apparently it… Continue reading Day 5- Galway, Ireland: Part 2
Day 5- Galway, Ireland: Part 1
*Picking back up on some trip recaps! See Days 1-4 in my Travel link on my site's homepage menu. Wednesday, March 16 The plan for Wednesday was to do a "Galway day". Galway is a very cute, very popular city in western Ireland, which is about 1 1/2 hours south from my sister's house. It… Continue reading Day 5- Galway, Ireland: Part 1
Back in the USA + my worry stone!
We're home! We got home last night, actually (Saturday). The flight home was a bit longer than on the way over- maybe 7 1/2 hours, but everything went smoothly. One nice thing flying home from Ireland is that they do a U.S. "Pre-Clearance" for Immigration and Customs before you leave Ireland. Then, you just get… Continue reading Back in the USA + my worry stone!
Well, I tried.
Ciao da Roma!! Clearly, I failed immensely at keeping up on daily blog posts during our trip. 🤪🤪 I promise I had the best of intentions… but unlike our big New England trip last summer, where we had relatively slow mornings each day (i.e. a blogging window), I just have not had big chunks of… Continue reading Well, I tried.
Day 4- lazy morning, Museum of Country Life, pub
Tuesday, March 15 After a couple of pretty full days, and a weather forecast that looked iffy anyway, the plan for Tuesday was a pretty low key morning. My nieces had school, so they went off to that, but the rest of us slept in a bit. The boys got a kick out of riding… Continue reading Day 4- lazy morning, Museum of Country Life, pub
Day 3- Scenic drive, Kylemore Abbey, Castle
Monday, March 14: My sister planned a full day “out” on Monday, just us, my parents, her youngest and her (while my nieces went to school and brother-in-law worked). She had mapped out a scenic driving route, with several stops along the way. Starting out- it was gloomy/rainy at first, but the weather was supposed… Continue reading Day 3- Scenic drive, Kylemore Abbey, Castle
Day 2- Westport House/ Westport/pub!!
Sunday, March 12: *We slept hard Saturday night, thankfully… I didn’t wake up until after 8 am, which for me is super late!! It rained and rained all night. I was so tired, and the sound of the rain on the roof was perfect for sleeping. 🙂 Peeking out my window in the morning- overcast/rain… Continue reading Day 2- Westport House/ Westport/pub!!
Plan for the day
Shower 🚿3 hour bus ride 🚌~ 2 1/2 hour wait in the airport 🏢7 hour plane ride ✈taxi to train station 🚕~3 hour train ride 🚅😴 And then....finally..... (a favorite pic from my last time to Ireland...can we hope for at least a few blue sky days like this??? please???) The kids are sooooo excited… Continue reading Plan for the day