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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Day 7: Last Full Day. Killarney

Oh how sad to wake up on Saturday and realize it was our last full day in Ireland. We set off bright and early to take a spin on the Ring of Kerry.

We noticed that the local radios were saying there was flooding and an abundance of rain lately (you KNOW the rain was bad when the Irish themselves are complaining about it) so when we pulled into Ross Castle we saw firsthand what they meant. The parking lot was flooded and several of the cute boats you can rent in the summer months were waterlogged.

The castle was beautiful and in a great setting. It was closed for tours but that was ok with us as we had a full itinerary.

Moving on we came across many wonderful sights, including a ruined abbey (complete with 'hidden staircase' to the upper floor)...

a great waterfall,

spectacular views,

and even MORE spectacular views.

We finished the night by soaking in the culture that is FOOTBALL. We sat in a pub and watched the World Cup Qualifier of France vs Ireland (no, not the controversial game... that would be played a few days later). It was so much fun watching how excited the locals were to watch this game.

Overall, Ireland was the trip of a lifetime for us and we hope to be able to go back someday with the girls. Until then, we'll just have to keep looking at the photos.

And now back to our regular program of kid cuteness!

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