It’s been a while since my last post. There hasn’t been much going on except work, baseball, softball, and life…. but little travel.
Last week, my sister-in-law got married up in Keuka Lake (Penn Yan) in New York. For those unfamiliar, it’s in the Finger Lakes region… which means lots of wine 🤗😋🍷 it was a great weekend, and I really enjoyed the area up there – it was beautiful!
And so now we’re off to Ireland for 8 days to visit family and generally just relax. There are no crazy itineraries planned, no 8-10 miles of walking to do, and no museums to see. We’re headed to Donegal where my nana was born, and where her side of the family still lives. It’s beautiful, and the people are wonderful. Makes sense, because nana was both.
We’ve got a few segues planned. We’ll be stopping in Galway and Sligo on the way up, staying at Temple House for an evening. The property has the remains of a Knights Templar castle on it, and tons of sheep roaming around, so it should make for fun for the kids. Who am I kidding… sheep and history? I’m pretty pumped, too. 🐑🐑🐑🏰
While we’re up in Donegal, we’ll be taking a trip to Giant’s Causeway, which is in N. Ireland, and a 3-ish hour drive from my family. On the way back, we’re stopping at Dunluce Castle and Londonderry-Derry on the border, and then onward to Malin Head a for an overnight at a B&B (that also happens to be a working sheep farm!!! 🐑🐑🐑). We’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights as Malin Head is the northernmost point in Ireland and notorious for them. Then, back for a few more days of enjoying family before we head back down to Shannon.
Since we are flying out on Will’s birthday (his 6th!), we figured we’d spend the night before we leave at the Bunratty Castle Hotel and do a medieval banquet dinner for him. The kid is pumped to actually be encouraged to eat with his hands and to watch “real knights!” Oh, to be a kiddo again. ☺️
So, keep your eyes open for more posts and pictures. It’s sure to be a fun-filled 8 daysfor us!