Last week I got my September Sips by box, which was a nice surprise. This subscription service costs about $15 a month and says it makes about 15 cups of tea.
Monday, September 7, 2020
Sunday, September 6, 2020
In 2017, I signed up for the scenic Ireland trip offered by Globus. It is not the exact same tour today, but still 13 days.
Describing travel woes and a nighttime jaunt.
Review: This is the longest Globus tour I have been on--usually I have added extra days and travelled without the tour, but I was planning on going on this one alone. Luckily at the last minute Katherine, who I usually travel with when I go to Europe, decided she could come with me. At that point everything had already been booked for me, so we just went with the tour and no extra days. Globus did a very good job with Ireland, so I realy didn't feel like I missed out on something. I would definitely recommend this trip!
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Our last day of the tour started with a morning at leisure at Killarney. We wandered down to Ross Castle in the Killarney National Park.
On the way back, we stopped at St. Mary's Cathedral, built in the 1800s in neo-Gothic style.
We left Killarney and were on our way. We lunched in Adare, with its pretty thatched roof cottages.
We walked up to take pictures of Desmond Castle, ruins dating back to around 1202.
Back in Limerick, our last stop, we quickly headed out to St. Mary's Cathedral, which we had only seen at night when we first arrived in Ireland.
Along the way, we passed King John's Castle, built in the 1200s over the River Shannon.
We had very cool dinner plans--entertainment and food at Bunratty Castle--an excursion with the tour group.
Our evening started with music while we sipped mead,
before we headed down to the great hall for our banquet.
Finishing my visit to Ireland with castles and thatched roof cottages made for a great last day.