It's really going to happen. My sister Theresa and I have been planning this trip since March and now it's just around the corner. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all will be well, that nothing unexpected will happen to keep us from going. Yesterday I took a little tumble--nothing major--but my first thought as I fell was, Don't hurt anything! You're going to Ireland! I'll be stepping a little more carefully for the next week and 5 days.
Our trip will take across Ireland by train, stopping at various cities along the way. We have some specific places we want to go--the Aran Islands,
the Hill of Tara
and the Cliffs of Moher.
There's lots more to see, of course, but for this trip those will probably be the major sites. Mostly we just want to enjoy the countryside, old churches and old streets, stand on the shores and listen to some good Irish music.
My suitcase is already packed, almost. I've been putting things in, taking them out, changing my mind about what I'll need/want. I've bought new walking shoes, an umbrella and a raincoat, and my son gave me a perfect backpack.
So now I just wait for the days to pass, and I bet they go slowly. I'll miss the brunt of our apple harvest probably, and the grapes too but I'm not going to worry over it. Larry will take care of what he can, and what he can't he can give away or feed to the chickens.
I hope I'll be able to post while I'm over there, but we'll see how that goes. Be assured that I'll have plenty to say and share when I get back. Just keep your fingers crossed for me that nothing happens in the next week or so!
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