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All our bags are packed, we're ready to go. But will they fit in the boot?

All our bags are packed, we're ready to go. But will they fit in the boot?

We’ve talked about visiting Ireland for years, and this year — perhaps the last chance for a “family vacation” as our daughter is entering her senior year of high school — we decided, despite the weak dollar, to go to Ireland. Dona and Clare wanted to spend 3 weeks there. Dean said 2. So we compromised and were there 2 and a half weeks.

Planning, which fell in to Dona’s hands, was alternately stressful and fun. We wanted to go the self-catering route to save a little money, and Dona eventually found two accommodations that seemed ideal online. At the last minute she also found a third self-catering option in Northern Ireland.

Now that we are back, we can testify that the trip was a resounding success despite the weather (cold and often wet) and the stress of driving and navigating.

Dona writing her travel journal

Dona writing her travel journal

We left home July 4 and returned July 23.  Dona kept a journal of the trip and this blog is based on that, so most of the reflections come from Dona’s observations.

Note: Don’t forget that to read this in the order that it happened, you’ll have to read backwards. Begin here. Alternatively, use the calendar on the sidebar to view each day’s posts.

One response to “About

  1. your pictures are great! i’ve been to the republic several time but never to northern ireland. your pictures make me want to go there.

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