Courtenay Lodge Hotel
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... passed far too young.
Piked up my Bridgie and Noreena: convenient store for breakfast/sausage+egg sandwhich, yum! J simon and garfunkel’s “Mrs Robinson” played in the store, and McCartney’s “Silly Love songs” once we got back in the car. Felt remarkably uncofomfortable sitting in the ‘passenger’ seat, expecting a wheel, going to Gort, Galway, fairly narrow roads, country side, went for alovely walk after dinner just down ...
... saved us hours of driving around thru Limmerick.
We followed the signs to Kilrush and had lunch at Crotty's Pub. Then we drove along some smaller roads to Ennis where we met up with the motorway. It was just a short trip down the M18 to the exit for Dromoland Castle. The castle is not ancient - I think the oldest parts of it are from the late 1800s. Our rooms were very spacious as was the bathroom: 2 sinks and a shower and a bathtub.
After a horrible nights sleep (hotel noisy and too warm) we are ready to make our long trek home. We got to the airport 3 hours early. Returned our smelly rental car. We were delighted to see that we could pre clear US customs here before we left since we are flying out of the se terminal that we are ...
... Kevin spent many miles chatting about old times in Ireland.
We started the I Spy games and this then passed a few hours. We then rolled into Ardagh at about 9 at night and then hit the local bar. It was nice and quiet but then turned into a late one.
The next day was spent in bed recovering from a long couple of weeks and a long journey.
Nothing to do with the Alcohol.
All is well, but we have very little web access to keep in touch as much as we would like. We are floating down the Shannon River on a 38 foot luxury house boat with a few mechanical issues. The heater is on the fritz and our water tank is acting up. We have had some interesting adventure as there is a bit of a learning curve understanding everything about manoeuvring our giant craft. All is well and not bigger than us. We are ...
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