So, my nightly reading is a variety of Ireland books, and right now I'm reading one called An Irish Experience - Travel Tales Flowing from History, Humor & the Search for Home. I can't say I recommend this book; the author is a little too clever for his own good sometimes and ends up being about as clear as mud in his descriptions. However, I did redeem one nugget in the last few chapters.
The book is a travelogue of a Portlander's first trip to Ireland (you would think it would be perfect, wouldn't you?! oh well.) Towards the ends he describes a day spent in the Dunloe Gap. "What's this?" I say to myself, "that's on my itinerary to drive by. Better look it up!"
I knew this was right along the way of our day driving from Kenmare to Dingle and it sounded really fun, so I decided to do a little research. Sounds like an experience not to be missed! I think we're going to have to do this, if time and money allow....
A pony trap ride through some of the best scenery to be had in southwest Ireland and a boat trip back down through the three Killarney lakes. Sounds like heaven!
Let me tell you, I officially have excitement butterflies in my stomach almost everyday now. If I was one of those giggly, jump-up-and-down and scream kind of people, I'd be ridiculous by now. As it is, this blog is probably the only way my family knows I'm excited. What can I say? I am what I am. This is me jumping up and down.