I’m off to the land of my ancestors (at least half of them – father’s side). Been planning this golf trip since I became an Irish citizen last August 25. I have my passports (both U.S. and Irish), got my Euros… plus one ATM card that links to a bank with $$$ in it (always a good idea) – don’t want to use a credit card if I don’t have to. (The exchange rate is a killer.)
I had to buy a new suitcase. What with all the golf shoes, gloves, balls and sweaters I have to pack, plus some decent clothes for late night pubbing about, there was no way I could get 10 days worth of clothes into my overnight bag. And I’m bringing along my computer so I can blog back to you and let you know what adventures I am on.
I am traveling with a friend, Noreen, who plays golf with me on Thursday evenings. We will play golf at 4 different courses and spend a week traveling about the southeast of Ireland with our tour leaders the RedTees. This is a group that specializes in planning golf events for women and they escort us about to all the best places. No need to rent a car or find a bus or tour guide. They will travel with us and make sure we don’t get lost. 🙂
I’m looking forward to this trip and a look at the east coast of Ireland. In 2009 I traveled with my dear cousin Kathy to the land of Galway and the west and south. ( See photos on my Travels page.) Had a wonderful time and took lots of pics which I will share with you.
Am taking along my camera and a simple video 1 shot thingy… so will be putting up pics as we travel.
After our week of golf, Noreen is meeting her husband in Dublin and the two of them are heading off to Paris. I will be connecting with my friend Joanne who is living just north of Dublin. She promises to take me to all sorts of interesting spots, so there will be lots to blog about.
TTFN. I shall raise a Guiness in your honor, before, during and after the flight!