cols wrote:I'm thinking roadtrip
Did you like it ? The reason I ask is a lot of friends have come over from the states and been real disappointed
Best fun I've had (clothed) is travelling. Drive whenever I can, it's better, get off the 4-lanes and stop at road stand for fresh fruit and drive through dinky towns and really SEE things.
Vegas to CO is uhm.. more mountainous than you think.
I've crossed the Rockies 4 trips --one trip I drove, others were years ago-- but you better have a good stomach some of those turns. And damned good brakes. And a healthy transmission.
Ireland --Yes, I loved it.
But we didnt' do touristy things. My mother grew up in Blacklion and we have family all over the place (now, all over the world) so we had lots of people to hang out with.
My favorite place is Templecarrigg, do you know it?
My cousin Dolly & family lived there.. We'd cross the golf links into Greystones to the cinema or to swim. One morning, Dolly & I walked down to the docks to buy 2 salmon we ate 3 hours later. I had no idea fish was good!
I am NOT getting into the Irish Sea again, thank you!
We did some driving, not much. My dad got his Int'l license, but the locals scared the hell out of him. They really were nuts behind the wheel... Then there's the other side of the road thing... I'd pass, too.
We did a train journey into Killarney that was very nice, what a wonderful train, I had never been on one before. So shiny and no plastic.
Yes, I learned to make fried bread and learned to love black pudding. never could stand white pudding and my offspring freak out at the thought of either. :0)
I saw Galway and the Bay for maybe 1 day, I would love to spend a month on the western shore. Just listening to the ocean....
Most visitors expect leprachauns and fairy mist, not real life.