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41. Posted by texczech (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

I believe my wife would love to blog the journal. Yes Purdy, we had great weather the whole two weeks. It did rain (light shower) when we were in the Kinsale area but that in itself made for a unique experience. We walked pretty much everywhere we went once we arrived at our destination, walking to the Spainiard in Kinsale with the fog coming off the water is a memory I'll hold dear. I'll say that everyone we met was very friendly and made us feel very much at home. We still can't figure out why we never woke with a hangover. We had (quite) a few pints every evening but always woke feeling great and ready for the day. It might have been our adrenaline pumping but it was great. The first Guinness of the day always tasted the best. I will say that one of the things that sticks in my mind, are all the stone walls used for fencing. To think they were all placed by hand, over great spans of time.

42. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Did u find some gambling places, Texczech?:)

43. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Hi Texczech,

You seem to have gone more places in Ireland than I've been to and I'm living here 21 years - where was your favourite?

44. Posted by texczech (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

Mel, I didn't find any "poker rooms" but we did find a couple of slot and video places. Believe me though, we didn't spend much time there. We were to busy moving around. As far as the best place we visited... that's hard because as a new visitor it seems that every place we where, was the best. I will reply again with our stays and stops because I love just talking about it to people to keep the memories strong in the mind. Since we've gotten back home I haven't got the map out to see exactly all the towns big and small that we travelled through. I will say that in every pub and tavern we entered we felt very welcomed ( except that at some we waited a while to be served food and so forth but that was quite allright with us because there was plenty to keep us entertained). I was glad to see that Ireland is mainly a Coke country and not Pepsi. I have alot of family that works for Coke so I always notice that. It was also interesting to notice how all "mixers" come in small bottles at every pub, and coming from America, we always asked for extra ice. I could go on and on. I will say that God willing, we will be back for another trip as we are already longing for it.

45. Posted by Luke_NI (Full Member 5 posts) 9y

Are you interested in visiting Northern Ireland?

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