|Ready to head out. It was quite chilly/cold. Perfect Irish weather. Here you can see down O'Connell Street. |
And yes we eventually got a jacket on Sophia.
|Our drive through Dun Laoghaire (pronounced "done leary").|
|Our car....hardy har har. No way, but this was a darling Mini Cooper that provided a photo op.|
|AHHHH.....Powerscourt Estate just south of Dublin ('bout 30 minutes) and gorgeous.|
|"David, can you get a close shot of us and the fountain? " I asked.|
|Okay....not close, but the awesome Sugarloaf Mtn. is trying to get in the shot too.|
|"No, David, I don't want to be in the pictures." |
Our sweet flowers in this beautiful garden
|Sara ponders Powerscourt...ahhh.|
|Anna is growing so fast.|
|Bam ram ewe! (she was eye ballin' me). |
On our way to our next stop, I made David pull over many times.
|My camera just couldn't get enough.|
|The Glendalough Ruins in Wicklow County Ireland.|
It was all very "Oooh Ah" worthy...the buildings, this history and the wild greenness all around.
|Lou in the chapel ruins.|
The long stones on the ground are ancient tomb markers.
|The Wicklow Heather Restaurant. Our delicious unplanned stop. |
In the town, just by the ruins...we stopped at the first restaurant we saw and it was the best of our entire trip!
|Cozy wood interior, with lovely upolstered high back chairs.|
|My Irish Stew....ummm, all mine.|
The sippee....not mine....Mommy had the delectable champagne that is nearly finished in this shot.
Everyone's meal was wonderful.
|Notice the stream gliding down the hillside....this sound, with the gentle chill breeze, |
and the sloping valley...we love you Ireland