but we're headed to Ireland in late August for a few weeks. We'll stay a few days with our cousins, who have been missionaries in Galway for years. (They're getting ready to retire at year's end and come back to the States, and we really wanted to spend some time with them before they left.)
But we'll also rent a car and visit some places I've always wanted to see --
The Aran Islands
St. Clare's Island (where Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen, held forth)
the Cliffs of Moher
A castle...or two...or three.
One of the Roman ruins -- I've been curious about their presence in Britain for ages.
Galway & Dublin...including (hopefully) a PUB! (Never been to one. Always wondered.)
Definitely some time in Scotland, too. There's some Scotch blood in both our veins (Cumings & Campbell). Maybe a stop in Wales, too. (Some Welsh blood joins the rest...yep, I'm just a mutt, genealogically speaking.)
The plane tickets are purchased. The rest of the trip details still need to be worked out -- won't that be fun! Oh, the possibilities...
Our Irish eyes are smiling.
Where would you go, if you were us? Suggestions are welcome!