You Raise Me Up

Though of Northern Irish descent, have never gotten too hyped up about St. Patrick’s Day. Could be a lot of reasons for that – for sure am not into “green beer” wild parades and parties side of the celebration that tends to be what we hear most about here. That said, I have been focused…

NI – Epilogue

We are back to reality (or new reality in my case). Good and safe trip home and getting back to a routine (though we still don’t know what day it is!) It was a trip not be forgotten. It was everything I hoped for and more. And Steve became a very good driver on the…

Glens of Antrim (9/10/2012)

We headed southward on the Causeway Coastal route this morning toward Glenarm Castle.  This 400 year old castle and its gardens is still the home to the Earl of Antrim. As a private residence, the home is seldom open to the public but the gardens in season are open. After our usual battle with “Bimbo” (what…

Rainy Days and Sundays (9/9/2012)

Up earlier today so we could enjoy the Irish Breakfast included in our stay.  It was at a B&B called Seaview not far from here. Seaview – Location of our Irish Breakfast Afterwards we drove down past Castlerock to Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demense.  This was the only one of the “top five must see”…

Walking Around (9/8/2012)

Today we went back to the Causeway. Being the weekend it was really crowded. Steve wanted to hike the upper trail. I chose the cliff trail. We both had a great time and different views than before.  Leaving there, we headed for lunch at a village named Portballintrae – another fishing village and holiday spot…