Family has arrived!
My Minnesota family has arrived safe and sound after a VERY interesting drive from Shannon. They were welcomed with bear hugs and a big Irish fry. After I finished packing we piled almost everything into the car and got on our way to Castlegregory. The street signs there are a little confusing, so we had to get some help from the locals to find our way. Our house is very cosy, my mom did a good job with her research. We got some Chinese food and then they crashed on me.
On Sunday we all slept late and then had a very chill morning before my Irish family arrived for dinner. Everyone except Terry was able to come (he had a tour to do.) It was a lovely evening - the boys had a great time playing with their new toys and we all laughed and chatted. It felt so natural to have my two families together. Later we went down to the beach with the boys. Within two minutes everyone’s shoes were off and we were playing in the waves. Harry was gas, he would run into the waves, scream and run right back out! I was sad to say goodbye to everyone.
Today we spent the day driving around Dingle. We went via the Conor pass which was gorgeous on a sunny day. We stopped in Dingle town for a while to look around and eat our picnic lunch. Then we took off on the Slea Head route to travel along the coast. We had beautiful views of the ocean and we also stopped off at an ancient ring fort. Our biggest laugh of the day was trying to go to a castle. The first one required we go four wheeling in our ford station wagon. We were all cracking up as we bumped up and down. On our way to the second castle our car got attacked by some crazy border collies. I’ve heard of dogs chasing cars, but not throwing themselves against them. Another huge laugh! The third one we did get a better view, even if it was on private property. Right now we’re finishing our dinner of awesome seafood in Inch before heading home. We’ve all thoroughly enjoyed our day and had lots of good belly laughs.
I’ll update as much as possible, but our house doesn’t have wifi. I can’t believe it’s only one more week!