Thursday, June 4, 2015


We made it to Ireland and back and learned far more about my Father's family and life then we knew before.  It was a wonderful trip with my daughter Sue.  Just know that if you travel with someone that much younger they will run the feet of you.  One day we walked almost 6 miles and another day about 4.
We spent 2 nights in Dublin and 4 in Belfast which is the area where family came from.  I had been to Dublin before but Sue had not.  She planned our itinerary and kept me hopping and we saw far more then I would have ever seen by myself or with Harv.  We took the train from Dublin to Belfast then same on return with a taxi from there to the airport.

Everything went very well.  Hotels we picked were great except the Dublin one was better then the Belfast one for less money.  Speaking of money - Dublin is on the Euro while Northern Ireland is on the British pound.  Had to keep switching back and forth.  The people at both could not do enough for you. Very accommodating.  All the people we had contact with were very friendly and when they heard your accent went out of their way to be helpful.  Taxi drivers supplied us with Irish history.

All went well until Sunday night (we were leaving Monday morning back to Dublin and home) we took a tour of the northern Antrim coast which took us up to the top of Ireland.  At some points you could see Scotland in the distance.  We left at 9.30 and arrived back at 7.00 pm.  We got off the bus and crossed the old cobblestone lane to get a taxi and my foot caught in one and down I went.  I landed on my left side and my face hit but not my head.  I was okay just a little shaken but got up and caught a taxi back to the hotel where they kept me in ice packs to take down the swelling.  Monday morning I woke up with a magnificent black eye.  Here is a selfie I just took of myself.  I am living in sunglasses - sun or not. 

I also caught Sue.s cold and now when I cough I have to hold my sides and ribs and please don't make me laugh.

I will be back with some pics when we get them altogether.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh my goodness - you look like a prize fighter took a round out of you! So sorry you fell but relieved that the damage wasn't worse. Oh yes, and welcome home!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Your trip sounds great to bad you had an accident!! Now it will slide down the side of your face!!

deanna7trees said...

so glad to hear you had a good time. one of my quilting friends has also been in Ireland the past few weeks searching out family sorry about your fall. hope you heal quickly. looking forward to your pictures.

Maggi said...

Glad that you had such a good time. I do hope that your bruising is going down now.

Queen Bee's Musings said...

So very glad you are ok. But just a black eye. But indeed sounds like a great trip.

Unknown said...

It’s good to know about your Ireland trip. I am glad that you spent such a quality time with your family. One of my friends also visited Ireland last month and now she is making plans for another trip with us. We might visit some popular venue NYC as we are doing to New York this time.

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