The Real Focking Ireland by Bus: Part 2

Trip Start May 04, 2014
Trip End May 29, 2014

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Flag of Ireland  , Kerry,
Sunday, May 11, 2014

The second day of our bus adventure started with a zing when none of us in the cute BandB had hot water. What was a warm relaxing cleansing the evening before was now an Antarctic experience. I'm not very stoic when it comes to cold showers so I opted for a quick hose down and lots of perfume.

We headed out at about 10 to take on The Dingle Peninsula. Also at this time I started with the Dingle Peninsula jokes, which I find absolutely hilarious. For instance, you could say oh did you see his dingle peninsula? I bet THAT guy has a giant dingle peninsula. Did he put his Dingle Peninsula in your Ring of Kerry? Bahahahahaha Im not sure it will ever get old.

First stop was Inch Beach which was quite pretty. We had great sunny weather this day which made for great photographs! Trevor Drew Ireland in the sand and a shamrock--but we all agreed his shamrock looked more like a cauliflower. He's working on his skills. :)

The countryside was absolutely breathtaking. Both literally and figuratively. Some of the things we hiked up or down left me feeling like I was back in Tukee with Erik Menegay! I am tracking the steps each day and we average about 12k. But it's also a nice reminder that I'm still chubby.

We saw a goat along the side of the road for a photo opportunity, as well as my now fave pick, the baby sheep selfie. We learned that leprechauns were actually the early Celtic people, who were quite short. Shaun sang us songs, and we heard the fuck fuck fuck chicken song. Again. We hear it every day now.

We saw the city of Dingle today and it was absolutely adorable. The highlight though by far for me was the pharmacy. Still green at this point, I asked the pharmacist for something that would help the nausea. She gave me something called Motilium and said it will work like a charm. I practically wanted to hug her. She was absolutely right. Within an hour of taking the first tablet, I was feeling again like my old self.

We shopped around, checked out the statue of Fungi the dolphin, and found a few souvenirs. In one shop we stopped in, the proprietor told is she went to high school on Colorado. She made a great lunch recommendation. She also had Ted the border collie who looked terrified. She explained to is that he had been stung by a bee in the last couple of days and there was a fly on the store. He was huddled in his bed watching the air with complete fear. Poor little guy!!

We came back to the bed and breakfast and freshened up before heading into dingle for dinner. We dined at a restraint called boathouse and our waiter was Czech telling us about some hockey championship. Since we know rl nothing about hockey (even us), we just nodded our heads and smiled. Ha!

We stopped in the pub next door for some Irish music and pints. There was an impromptu music session by someone there and he did ancient of Mumford! See video. Was one of my fave moments to date!!

Home to the B and B for some zzz when Nikki wanted to get a drink at the randy leprechaun. In an effort to save heather and Trevor from being forces into it, I took one for the team and said I would go. Nikki is totally annoying but I figured there would be other peeps there. When we walked in, it was dead quiet and all 6 people turned their heads to look at us. Shaun was there with 4 locals and the bartender. Shaun came and sat by us and we chatted for a while. Sometime during the chatting, I accidentally tapped Nikki's foot with mine while shirting my crossed legs. This was totally an accident but I didn't say sorry cause it was no big deal. About 3 minutes later, she reached over quickly and brushed her hand over my knee. HOLY FOCK! I was like um did she really just do that??? Yes she Focking did. Not long after that, I bailed on the chatting and made my escape to the B and B. Guess who followed 5 minutes later?? I was in the living room area (only place for wifi) when she strolled in. I sat there in my phone for 10 minutes and she talked the whole time. Nonsense really. But after that I avoided her like the plague.

An interesting conclusion to Day Focking Two for sure!
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Brandi Caretto on

Oh fock that Nikki!!! Sounds like a great time!!

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