I Made It To Ireland! (Ireland 1)

   
SO,
I am in Ireland! It was a long flight and now I am not so sure I am
such a fan of airports but after a smooth 2 flights here (I
stopped in Amsterdam) I am finally here! Right off the bat the
most noticeable aspect of Ireland is the weather! PERFECT! I
love it! It’s been around 39F (+/-) or 3C (+/-) and it feels great, I
don’t feel like I am slowly dying since I am used to about
90-110F (32-43C)!

There
is so much to see that we don’t have in the states, it’s like, back
home we are all about quantity over quality but here in Ireland it
feels more like quality over quantity. Though, I suppose some
things can be a tad more expensive, groceries mostly, but
maybe that is because there is no Super Walmart here? I have
seen a McDonald’s, Subway, and Pizza Hut though! Haha… Love it…

So,
just a few minor differences like how you drive on the left
side of the road and not the right. Light switches are down for on
and up for off. It’s usually cold and wet out instead instead of hot
and dry, haha, but I really do not mind ;^).  

So
I am staying in Dublin with my wonderful friend Gabi, and so far, we
spent most my time here visiting Sligo which is almost 4 hours
north-west of Dublin by bus. We visited my friend Linda (who
also has MS) and her husband Connor both whom I have known for almost
3 years online thanks to my blog and Facebook. They took us to lunch
and to visit a few sights around Sligo! We even scored a free
“self-tour” (here are the keys, lock up when you are done) of a
famous castle (Markree Castle) that had been turned into a hotel (oldest inhabited castle in Ireland). Jonny Cash stayed
there and filmed a scene right on the very oak staircase we had walked up
and down!

Then
Gabi and I stayed one night in Castle Dargin, (castle/hotel/spa) and it was
amazing, but a tad expensive! Hence, one night haha… Not sure where I put all my pictures? Well, either way, never
have I felt so relaxed, so… free of stress! This has so far made me feel
great! No pain, my heart is not racing constantly, in fact, I feel
pretty… “normal” haha…

 
 
Now
we are back in Dublin and once I have my camera gear (which I mailed
to myself) I will spend some time exploring the area “artistically”
with my camera so I should have some great shots to post pretty soon
since there is a little more to work with here in Ireland than a rock
in the dirt or a stick in the sand haha!
 
 
I
am certain I left out so much but it is hard to stare at the
computer for very long when I am in IRELAND plus it
took me a while to catch up on emails, blog comments, Youtube
comments, Facebook, etc. Working with photos on a Windows
computer is kind of tricky as well when I am used to a Mac
Ehem…

I
will post more later! Take care!

 

 

5 Responses to I Made It To Ireland! (Ireland 1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing! Gorgeous!

  2. MS Cherokee says:

    Ireland is absolutely beautiful and I am glad I get to see it through your eyes and wonderful photography skills. So glad you are having such a nice, stress free time and can't wait to see more pics! 🙂

  3. Matt Allen G says:

    Thanks! I will post more on Monday, they are backing up since most are just snap shots, I do have some better shots and once I get my camera bag at the post office I will have my other lens and gear so I will start the artistic stuff 😛

  4. linda barry mac manus says:

    delighted u are having such a great time hun >>> 🙂 🙂 love the pics.. Markree was a great day for all of us 🙂 big hugs

  5. Matt Allen G says:

    Yes, awesome time, I have less than a week, noooo! Hopefully Gabi visits soon then me again here haha!

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