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... as we descended down a different set of winding stairs. We met up with the couples (who climbed the Castle but also declined to kiss the stone) and wandered the grounds. We came across Blarney Manor, a truly magnificent structure. Unfortunately it was closed so we just posed for pictures by the front door which I promptly texted to my grandkids that this was Grandma's new home! We did manage to do some shopping. The trunk of the car now has ...
... We check the tire, it looks good. Sighs of relief reverberate from the front seats.
It's been a fun and rather eventful day and with the ice cream adding fuel to the fire, the boys are wild in the car. They yell out the window and laugh so hard they can barely breath. Telling them to calm down does little to curb their laughter. Finally Chris turns the volume up on our Irish music and we ignore them, gazing out at the changing landscape as the sun sinks lower behind ...
... s a short 5 minute walk. We pile out of the praam and walk up the trail, a thick layer of branches and ferns carpet the forest floor. The waterfall is beautiful. It's a cascade of white frothy water descending down over dark wet stones staged like steps.
The carriage ride back is just as beautiful. We look out at the mountains shrouded in white and gray clouds and the lake glistening on the other side. We al can't help smiling the whole jaunt back, bouncing and bumping ...
So this is my first blogging attempt. Its just over a week before we leave for Asia. There is still so much to do. I gotta pack up my Asia bag and I also gotta pack my New Zealand living bags so they can be sent to NZ once we get there. Its all rather daunting. I ordered Thai Baht in the bank today. I should have it by Monday. I did some college essay editing for Shauna so as payment she is going to give me US Dollars to ...
... lot were trees. There were signs pointing the direction to stuff, but I didn’t see any signs for Muckross House. So we went to the entrance to Muckross farms and asked directions. It was all the way on the other side of the parking lot!
So Muckross House is supposedly the prettiest Victorian stately home in Ireland. And the outside was indeed very beautiful, with some pretty cool gardens. But the insides were not very interesting compared to all ...