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Monday, October 05, 2009

Ireland with Danielle and Ed

I might have previously mentioned that when I came back to London from the US, my friend Danielle and her husband Ed flew back with me, to come and visit for a week. Unfortunately they had some pretty rainy weather here in London (surprise surprise), but we were hoping things would turn around when we took a mini-vaca to Ireland. The four of us left bright and early on Thursday morning for a 3 day trip to Ireland. We were going back to the west coast, near Galway, and stayed in our friends house that we stayed with the first time we were in Ireland (so some of these pics might look familiar!)

The sun gods looked down upon us for those three days because we had some GREAT weather. A little cloudy and cool here and there, but it was mostly sunny fantastic weather. Brian and I took Danielle and Ed to a few of our favorite places - including spending the afternoon in Galway, having lunch at the Quays pub and spending some time in the near-by town of Clifton. We dragged them on a hike (as we needed to practice for climbing Mt Triglav the next week!). And though I think we were way more excited about it than they were, they were great sports about it.

On the third and last day in Ireland we decided to drive to the Cliffs of Moher. They are about an hour away from Shannon (where we were flying out of) and were so worth the side trip! The cliffs are absolutely amazing. It is stunning to see their size and the way the sea pounds away at the rocks to carve out these beautiful cliffs. All together the cliffs are some 8k long (I might want to wiki that) and if you venture out far enough they take down the railings...and you can step as close to the edge as you dare. We weren't nearly that gutsy though, and stuck mostly to wide open spaces far from the edge. The weather was amazing, in fact the sun was so bright at times that we had a hard time taking pictures because the sun was washing them out. But hey, if that's all I have to complain about - Ill take it!

Here is the link for all of our Ireland pictures...enjoy!

A big THANK YOU goes out to Danielle and Ed for coming to visit us. We loved every minute of having you guys stay with us, and hope that you had a good time too!

Next up - we have 5 hours to unpack, repack, sleep and get our butts back to the airport for our Slovenia trip!


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