I am working hard on bringing more of the travel aspect to this blog - one has to get to the right context somehow! As part of that, I'm working to create useful Google Maps for people to reference when they want recommendations in places we've been. It's a fun project and is getting me … Continue reading Google Maps as a travel archive
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I kind of failed at blogging my trip. I'll try to get caught up. Migraines prevented me from getting to as many beer places as I'd have liked, but I still did pretty well.Here's what came home with me. It took two suitcases and a lot of luck!From Ireland:White Gypsy - American Pale Ale - … Continue reading The total haul
Not much to report today. We travelled from Galway to Fossa via Dunratty Castle, Adare, and Killarney. The castle and attached folk park was nice. The tour guide was enthusiastic, funny, and knowledgable. Having an enthusiastic guide really makes things more fun.Both Adare and Killarney were cute towns but mostly just shop after shop of … Continue reading All quiet on the Irish front.
I posted some photos last night before passing out, now I`ll try to fill in some story while I`m a bit more awake. Hotel wifi isn`t connecting right now so no idea when this will post but I`m typing it at 9:30pm on Monday from our hotel in GalwayThe flight from JFK to Shannon was … Continue reading Ireland days one and two
Okay, so long story sort of short...Firstly, I wasn't feeling great last night (Sunday) which isn`t surprising given the lack of sleep and the heat on the bus. A few people got a pint before dinner but I needed rest. Then we had lunch at the Kylemore Abbey and the only beer option was Amstel … Continue reading First beers in Ireland!!
So there are a lot of beers I'm anxious to try while I'm abroad, but as I've looked through various brewery websites, The Kernel was the first one on which I noticed a sour. I'm pretty new to sours, and some are still WAY too much for me. But I'm increasingly fascinated by the … Continue reading It never hurts to ask!
General Hotel info: Galway - Hotel in Eyre Square Killarney - Fossa Dublin - Ballsbridge London - Blackfriars Day 1) Saturday, Sept. 21: TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT Overnight flight from Minneapolis to Shannon Airport on the Westside of Ireland. Dinner and light breakfast are served on the plane. Day 2) Sunday, Sept. 22: CLIFFS OF … Continue reading Ireland Itinerary and Map (Some guessing!)
Here's a sneak peek at my journal, some notes are easier to make on paper. I'm trying to balance places I want to go against places my Mom will prefer. Jamie's Italian for her, Beard to Tail for me.