In my last post, I left off with my trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. Two weeks later, API took us on our last excursion - a day trip to Connemara. Technically Connemara isn't a town or county itself - it's part of County Galway. In any case, it was absolutely gorgeous - exactly what I picture when I think of classic Ireland. We spent a few hours at Kyelmore Abbey, exploring the castle as well as the gardens. Then we ventured over to Connemara National Park for a short hike. Along the way, my RD got the bus driver to stop a few times so we could take pictures, including the Church where her parents were married - probably the smallest Church I've ever seen! Even from the window of my seat on the bus, the scenery was beautiful. We saw a lot of mountains, water, and fields of sheep, all of which reminded me of Vermont and made me feel quite at home. Although I love every picture I took that day, here are some of my particular favorites:
|The beaming sun - a rare scene in Ireland!|
|I happened to capture this one when the |
bus driver stopped for a split second - I love it!
After the game, Sara, Laina, and Laina's friend Jordan helped me find Alex because let's be honest, I don't really know my way around Dublin! We eventually met up in a pub and spent a few hours there dancing, meeting new people, and having a great time enjoying the company of our friends.
|Me in front of Salisbury Cathedral|
|Me, Maya, and Sheila|
|Standing in the Great Hall - beyond excited!|
|In love with London|
Apologies for the number of pictures - it was so hard to choose my favorites! Anyway, as I mentioned, I leave Monday to go to Poland and Italy with Alex. It should be a great trip! But before that, I have a lot to accomplish, so I'm off to get some work done. Thanks so much for taking the time to look through my blog - hope you enjoyed it!