Janet and I returned from our trip to Boston and Ireland a few days ago. We had a wonderful time. Our time in Galway was especially pleasurable. We drank Guinness, explored the area, ate wonderful meals, enjoyed meeting interesting and friendly folks. It was a great getaway.
The adventure in Ireland began at the airport in Shannon. We rented a small Mazda just barely big enough to hold three adults (Barbara Cox was with us) and our luggage. It has been awhile since my last experience with a stick-shift, but choosing the right gear was nothing compared with driving on the wrong side of the road on narrow (teeny tiny) country lanes at 100 kph. I often slipped off the road surface trying to avoid a head-on collision.
We stopped at a little hotel on our way to Galway, not far from the Cliffs of Moher. Barbara snapped this image of Janet and me outside the hotel:
(you can click on thumbnail here to see a full-size version of the image).
Next stop was the Cliffs of Moher. It was too foggy to capture a good snapshot of the cliffs, so I am including an image of the cliffs I captured at Answers.com. I was able to catch Janet as she entered the arch of the small castle that sits overlooking the cliffs...