Friday, May 05, 2006

Greetings From Northern Ireland

Hello! Typing this from a pay-to-use internet station located in the lobby of the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. OH just took a tour, but OC was too young to go through. We managed to occupy ourselves while we waited by going into some shops in town.

Ireland is so great, I love it here. We keep saying how great it would be tolive here, for the scenery, weather, food and spirits all suit us perfectly. OC is an awesome traveler! I am so impressed with that girl. We hiked one day in a glen for two hours, and during sightseeing drives, there's rarely a complaint.

I've found I really like these beers: Guinness, Tenent's, Smithwick's. Bushmill's whiskey (quite smoothe, but I'm not a whiskey drinker).

We've both driven here in NI, and after the initial adjustment period, do quite fine with it. I keep wondering if I'll mess up when we get home and drive on the left! The only hard part was in Co. Donegal, where the road signs are in Irish and English, or sometimes only Irish.

We're to leave Co. Antrim tomorrow for three days in Co. Fermanagh, then one more night in the Republic before we fly to the States. It's gone way too quickly...what a wonderful place.

Slainte! (To Your Health)

The Occidental Tourist


Donal said...

Sounds like you enjoyed yourself in Ireland. Glad our crazy weather and exorbitant prices didn't put you off!

You say you like "Guinness, Tenent's, Smithwick's [and] Bushmill's whiskey"? Hopefully not all on the same night!

Occidental Girl said...

Well, it was one helluva night! I think! Don't remember much...