Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ireland

Two days after our little girl's first birthday we took a trip to Ireland. We actually flew into Belfast, which is in North Ireland, rented a car and drove all over Ireland. These pictures don't really do justice. It was so beautiful. We were really lucky to have nice weather throughout the entire trip. The pictures are all in the wrong order, sorry. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
The Ring of Kerry
This is a circular tourist trail that is about 170 km. It is absolutely beautiful. We stopped to see a few of the sights. Here are a few pictures from our Ring of Kerry drive.










Giant Causeway
This is in Northern Ireland. It has these awesome hexagonal shaped stones as a result of a volcanic eruption. It was really cool to hike around it.
















The Cliffs of Moher
These are amazing cliffs that are on the western side of Ireland. We got a flat tire on the way to the Cliffs. I am grateful Simon has much experience in changing tires and that there was a real tire not a donut in the trunk. The jack in our rental car was really weird, and luckily we broke down in front of a house of a very nice man who let us use his.

Like I said before these pictures really don't do the cliffs justice. They are incredible!!!! We were fighting with fog all day long. It would come and go quite quickly. Sometimes we couldn't even see the cliffs.







Dublin

The St. Patrick's soccer game.


St Patrick's Cathedral




Dublin Castle



Temple Bar is a little downtown district with tons of resturants and pubs.



Auby enjoying the ducks at the St. Stephens Park downtown


Trinity College


River Liffey



Belfast



City Hall



Auby enjoying views of the city




The Big Fish
This is where the the Titanic was constructed. The fish has pictures and newspapers clippings from the history of Belfast.




Have passport, will travel!