Our Trip to Ireland!!!

Ya’ll, we went to IRELAND!!!!! We landed back in the United States almost two months ago but it still feels like yesterday, and this trip opened up a whole new bucket list of worldwide travel for us. I have a feeling our passports are going to have a few more stamps on them before too long!! But before we talk about our next trip, first I’m so excited to share this one with you! Despite the fact that we visited Ireland in November (about when Ohio is starting to turn brown, and everyone warned us how cold and rainy it would be), the landscape did not disappoint. It was green everywhere, accented with stone walls and buildings that seemed as though they had existed forever.

Our six-night tour took us to four different towns with stops in between, and countless memories along the way. We traveled with two friends of ours, Cari and Bernie (see their Ireland anniversary portraits here!!), and had an amazing time. There was so much to see and do, from touring medieval castles (you’ll see a lot of pictures of those; they are incredible!!!), to the shops (Irish coffee shops are the best), and finally eating all the amazing Irish food. Every day was jam-packed and we loved every minute!

Some memory highlights would definitely include…

  • Our tour of the Guinness brewery in downtown Dublin
  • Spending an entire day driving around a peninsula on the western coast (stopping whenever we felt like it for beaches + delicious food)
  • Exploring every last block of the adorable towns we stayed in
  • Josh’s birthday dinner at an incredibly amazing Irish/Italian/something-like-that restaurant where we arrived WAY underdressed… but they seated us anyway
  • Playing cards with Cari and Bernie every night while drinking pots of tea

We also bookended our Ireland trip with two days in New York City, and got to see a monologue rehearsal for Seth Meyers at NBC studios! If you get the chance to go to Ireland, I would highly highly recommend it and we will definitely be back. Just be prepared to do all the normal European things like drive on the left side of the road, pay in Euros, drink espresso, and be all-around witty and wonderful people. Here are some of my favorite images from our trip!

Castle #1!

If you’re a Columbus native, they sell Smithwick’s at Old Bag of Nails!! Go and get yourself a pint.

Coffee #112

Castle #2!

This was the only day that the sun was out all day. So beautiful!!!

Our beach exploration day. We just pulled off the side of the road and THIS was waiting!

Shoutout to Bernie for the horse pictures! 🙂

Just a Jedi and his horse.

Castle #3! Just kidding; it’s a church, but how beautiful is that!!

The real castle #3. This one was commissioned by King John (yes, the one from Robin Hood)!

And finally, back in the USA in NYC. Couldn’t ask for a better trip!!!

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