Monday, September 17, 2007

Back! Did not drive off cliff!

Just got back last night! Have been up since 4 a.m.! No Guinness in the house, WTF?

More talk about the trip to come, but here are a few pictures to tide you over. As you can see, I wasn't lying when I raved about the incredibly gorgeous weather, and it lasted the entire two weeks. It drizzled on the day we arrived, and the day we left. That's it. It's hard to get much luckier than that.

I actually had to buy a couple of t-shirts while we were there, as it was so much warmer than we'd expected! My waterproof windbreaker went mostly unworn, while the hiking shoes took a beating.

Mike and I at the Cliffs of Moher.


Hiking Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula.


Hiking Torc Mountain in Killarney National Park.


Seven miles through the Gap of Dunloe. You can
see the twisty path through the gap up ahead.




Hiking on the cliffs of Dunquin, the most westerly tip of the Dingle
peninsula.
The Blasket Islands are visible in the distance.



We heard wonderful music, dranks lots of Guinness, ate some delicious seafood, and put not a single dent in the rental car. I developed an alter ego named Mary McCork who liked to provide running commentary as Mike was trying to drive. The only time she shut up was when we were trying to squeeze around a narrow bend on Connor Pass and she looked out the window, straight down a cliff, and her life flashed before her eyes.
Then she shut up. But only for a minute.
Here she is being obnoxious as we drive through Killarney National Park.




Mary McCork Calls the Shots from Liz on Vimeo.

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17 Comments:

Blogger bdogg_mcgee said...

So glad you made it home safely, and that you had such a good time!!!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Veronica Mitchell said...

Great, envy-making pictures.

Mary McCork should do news radio.

9:46 AM  
Blogger kj said...

this is a total riot!!!! the video and commentary, of course, not the splendor of the countryside.

so glad you had a ball. btw, i liked hearing mike's chuckle best of all.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

Driving and McCorking at the same time...I'm impressed ;) Glad you had a good time.

10:42 AM  
Blogger His suzy said...

Oh my gosh, that video was hilarious!! It looks (and sounds) like you two had a wonderful trip and I'm so glad for you. And I'm glad that you're home safely! Can't wait to read more about it!! :)

12:09 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

Looks like you had a great time! Nice pictures.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

The view of the Basket Islands is gorgeous. :)

And you are fecking hilarious!

4:45 PM  
Blogger TeacherBee said...

Good gracious those are some beautiful pictures!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Life in a tiki hut said...

the only thing i could think thru that video was YOU'RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD DONT DIE! then i remembered you were on the otherside of the pond

10:20 PM  
Blogger Elsa said...

Welcome back, Liz! And great pics - a place that I never really thought about visiting, but those photos make it pretty tempting.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Iamthebookworm said...

Beautiful pictures! It sounds like you had a great time!

9:49 PM  
Blogger R U Serious?? said...

You must have had a marvelous time!! You two are such a cute couple!! Hope you had great food and lots of Guiness!! Wonderful pics too!! I also loved your accent during the video!! LOL! I almost moved over myself!!

Looked like a fine time!!

2:56 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I'm glad everyone liked the pictures! I'll be back as soon as possible with more; things are a bit crazy with returning to work and having three million emails to work through.

I'd recommend western Ireland to anyone who appreciates simple living and natural beauty. It was such a great trip, I just can't do it justice with words.

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Betsy said...

Welcome back!

Did you see any freaky Irish pigs?

6:10 PM  
Blogger R U Serious?? said...

My brother-in-law is Irish. His name is Mike Corkle!! How cool is that?? Good Irish name!

1:01 AM  
Blogger Caro said...

I loved your video. Your husband laughing made it even funnier.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Uncle Phatato said...

Glad you're back safe.

8:50 PM  

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