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!
Let me be the first to wish you safe and exciting travels. Keep us up to date on your progress through the Emerald Isle. I have reconsidered my previous standing on the number of balls you will return with, having started out at 24. I am going to say….15. I will bet you one lawn mowing!!! Anyone want to get in on the action? I guarantee you, she t will lose her balls!
Let’s be clear…. I am bringing my own golf balls to Ireland. I have 24 in all. I am playing 4 courses during my travels. My friend Daffy thinks I will lose most of them… in fact, she is betting I will only have 15 balls when I get back. That means I lose 9 balls while playing. A phenomenal number to lose!!!
I think I will come back with 20 balls. I’ll lose maybe 1 each round.
So Daffy dear, the challenge is on.
Have a FABULOUS trip to the “Old Country”. Golf is said to be the best on the south/east coast, so I hope you and Noreen enjoy every minute of it. I’ll not get into any golf ball betting. The way I look at it, the more balls you lose, the more fun you’ll have and the less weight to carry around!
Enjoy… and raise a glass for me while you’re there.
I will wager she returns with “5” balls and some of the best stories ever! Safe travels dear lady and have a fabulous time.
Have a wonderful time! Looking forward to your posts.
My guess is that you will return from Ireland with all your balls!