it’s the end of the world as we know it: doolin

Well, blogging in Ireland has proved to be as difficult as I imagined. But, the wind is whipping and I’ve got a few moments to jot a few thoughts down, so here I am; sweet milky tea, sun porch and my love at my side helping me to recall what we’ve done and where we’ve been so far.

After Dublin, we headed southwest to Killarney, a town situated perfectly between the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula. We stayed with Denis & Rosalee at the Ross Castle Lodge. I am not embellishing at all when I say that hands down it was the best B&B I’ve stayed at in all of Ireland. Seriously, every last detail was considered.

As for the sights, what can I possibly say that hasn’t been said before of this area? It’s all quite beautiful and various shades of green. We saw the Muckross House; had a very large lunch at the cafeteria and took a cart ride through the park to the waterfall, twas’ nice. Drove the Ring on the occasion of Sweetie’s fathers 70th birthday, stopping in Sneem and Waterville. We were going to go to Dingle—but didn’t—a huge marathon was on and the roads were overloaded with crappy tourist drivers already. So on we went, destination Doolin—and to my favorite part of Ireland—the Burren.

Along the way we stopped in Adare for a coffee and some (holy crap they are so adorable they should be outlawed) *shoes. If you happen to be in the area, seriously, stop at Serendipity, your feet will love you for it. (*Note: though I really really wanted these shoes pictured here, I bought a slightly more functional but still quite sassy pair.)

I realize that other than a random traveler, this post is about as dry as day old toast, and for that I am truly sorry. I do hope to retell a few stories in the next post or when I am home. For now, getting the details down will help me remember the particulars later. And let me tell you, on vacation with my in-laws, there are particulars.

Today is day one in Doolin, it looks and feels like when you are on the edge of the pier, you could be at the end/edge of the world—and YES, I do feel quite … fine. Ahhhhhhhh…