So I apologize for the usual things that I discarded in hotel wastebaskets, but I especially apologize for these:
The next night, in a different hotel room, the same thing happened. Hmmmm. Must be one of us picked up something outside...two days in a row???
Not likely, so we checked our shoes and my Dansko had disintegrated.
Out it went. Off to a landfill I suppose. I read once that we don't really throw things away; we just put them someplace else (like the landfill) and that's true. So I apologize to Ireland.
But my sister and I had a great time and it could have been different. The last time we travelled in a car together was many decades ago and the trips involved: Mom, she's in my space. Mom, she won't stop looking at me. Mom, D (our brother) is bugging us. Good times, y'all, good times.
But none of that happened on this trip. And as a bonus, my sister is a map genius! Who knew! I am definitely map-impaired and need instructions: turn left at ...., go straight for 11 miles, etc. She was the perfect navigator and I could concentrate on driving a manual shift car, shifting with my LEFT hand, driving from the RIGHT side of the front seat, on the LEFT side of the road. I adjusted by the second day so it was easier than I had anticipated.
---time for pictures of a gorgeous country:
We met some real Mayo Blackface Sheep:
Came across a wedding party at Bunratty Castle:
Watched a rooster and chicken try to share tea with a visitor at the tea room at Bunratty Castle:
And we climbed way too many tiny stairs to get to the top of Bunratty Castle:
|William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, was here, as a baby, in 1646.|
All for now! I will put up more pictures when I organize them in my brain...and on my computer.