Whispering Pines Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... Redhead Convention. A few years ago I would have qualified as a red head, or at least a bit of a ginger bearded boy. Nowadays the colour is waning.
In typical Irish style the festival is largely blarney. The main event seems to be the Carrot Tossing Championship! Still, I expect there will be some decent music and good craick.
Saturday 23rd August
We took ...
... was amazing to watch the glass coming out of the furnace and getting blown by hand and mouth to create a vase. After which it is put into a kiln to cool slowing overnight. Then is gets cut, by hand, by an expert who has trained for 18 years to be a cutter. This is amazing to watch. Apparently these people can feel the glass and when to stop a cut or when to keep going. This particular plant is the flagship of Waterford Crystal and they make specialty pieces there now. Some of the pieces ...
... is currently aiming for Inclusiveness(having all students attend mainstream schools) in order to keep the students with disabilities engaged in their local communities. I could go on forever about this topic because this is my favorite class here, but it is difficult to explain because the Irish system is very different from the American Special Education System. It was quite an amazing experience that most people don't get when going abroad.
Last night ...
... have? There's a cave, lake, ice house, mansion, poisonous gardens, flower gardens, secret tunnels, stable yard, trees you can climb, dungeons, the castle, AND The Blarney Stone! Michelle and I walked around and played. I'm not sure if were suppose to be climbing things, but there were no signs and no people so I say it's ok! After playing we decide it's time to stand in line, climb 100 steps, and kiss that stone! It didn't take too ...
Wow was today a much needed day of relaxation and working out. After having back to back jam packed days, we all decided to take a break today and sleep in. We didn't set any alarms and just figured we would wake up whenever and take the day from there. Well I ended up sleeping past noon and once I woke up I took my grand old time getting ready! We ended up not leaving the room until after 2 to go to the gym.