Cheers to Staying Alive!

It takes a lot of focus to drive on the opposite side of the road. So we’re ending the day with a Guinness to celebrate the fact that we didn’t run over anything.

This stuff tastes so much better in Dublin!

Brazen Head – Dublin Ireland

Today we ventured 3 hours outside of Dublin and the whole time I had John Denver on my mind because this…

Country Roads

Also look at how narrow that two way road is! Cars coming in the opposite direction nearly drove us off the road. That in combination with the pouring rain made our drive a bit miserable. But it was all worth it to see the cute little towns along the way.

Kilkenny, Ireland

Our first stop was Kilkenny Castle. J and I did a Cliffs Notes version of the tour and literally sped through the entire castle in less than 20 minutes.

Glendalough

Glendalough from a different angle

We also stopped by Glendalough to see what nature had to offer. They’re known for their lakes, parks, and beautiful scenic views of the mountains. It’s definitely gorgeous, but I feel like Californians are pretty spoiled when it comes to what nature has to offer.

Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry

Our last and final stop was the Powerscourt Estate where we ate in front of a beautiful view of the garden. Very bougie no? Except for the fact that I ate like I haven’t seen food in days. Etiquette? What etiquette. We ate lunch at 3:30pm. I would’ve passed out from hunger if I wasn’t too busy focusing on not getting us killed on the road.

I wanted to spend more time here but we had to return the car by 6pm so we ate really quickly and drove back into the city. It literally took us 1.5 hours to drive 12 miles! And I thought bay area traffic was bad. We made it with just 10 minutes to spare before the car rental closed on us.

That was a Guinness well deserved!

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