Sunday, April 24, 2011

An Irish Road Trip

Belive it or not, listening to traditional Irish Music while on a road trip makes it SO much more Irish. and its exactly what we did. Bec and I went on road trip for a week, starting up in Donegal and ending in Kilkenny. We also went over to the Aran Islands, to the Island of Inishmore, did the ring of kerry, spent a fun night in cork, and slept in a very scary hostel in Kinsale.

We saw the google street view car pass us as I had to squat on the side of the road, ate Mcdonalds 3 times in one day (we aren't very good influences on each other), had our car sourrounded by sheep, and were led to a couple of car ferry crossings by the gps that really didn't save us anytime whatsoever, as we always missed the boat, and munched on some breakfast rolls from spa....whoever hasn't had them, they sure can cure a hangover.

We saw a good bit or Ireland and as the irish would say, had great craic!

St Paddy's day

St Pat's Day was abit of a downer last year, as work got in the way...but this year, nothing stopped us. We got into the swing of things with a big irish breaky, then got dressed in our gear and headed into town. After grabbing some face paint at Carrolls (the touristy irish store) we went and scored a great spot to watch the parade. Our friend bec met up with us, and after the parade we of coarse.....went for drinks. As you can see by the photos, we had alot of fun, and got up to some mischief.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Let it snow

Sorry, this blog is a tad bit out of order. Right before we went to New york, it bucketed down with snow. Not just the inch of that came the year before, it got up to 12 inches at one stage, which for Dublin, is huge. I got to build a snowman, which got abit drunk during the night, and decided to stagger over (as you can see in the photo) and it was all very pretty!

I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps.

Looking up. Tall Buildings. Hot dogs. Yellow Taxis. Winter hats. Magnolia Bakery. Statue of Liberty. Christmas decorations. Home made Baileys. Snow. Blizzard. Subway. Boots. Staten Island Ferry. Ben and Jerry's. Creaming Soda. Christmas Trees. Rockafeller Centre. Empire State. Tiffanys. Central Park. Walking. Art Museums. Busy. Traffic. Horns. New York Yankees. Presents. Relatives. Smiles. Hugs. Drinks. Shake Shack. Peanut Butter. Scarves. Gloves. Thermals. China Town. Friend Rice. Noodles. Dim Sum. Mac and Cheese. History Museum. Buskers. Dogs with boots on. Running in Central Park. Fire works. New Years Eve. Antropologie. Wall St. Twin Towers. Soho. Noho. Flatiron Building. Shop Windows. The "world renowned Plaza Hotel". Home alone: Lost in New york. Christmas Carols. Christmas Breakfast. 54th Street. 5th Avenue. Upper West side. 85th Street. Brooklyn Bridge. Pizza. Icecream. 10 days. Best city trip. New york.