Is there one place on earth you dream of visiting? Used photos of this destination as your wallpaper? Bought the calendar? Seriously planned a trip there at least once? Is there somewhere you want to go so bad, you’re afraid if you actually get to go you won’t want to come home?
*head down – hand up*
I grew up hearing all about Ireland. My dad’s family immigrated here from Ireland, and the way my grandfather talked about it you’d think he just stepped off the boat (he didn’t – his father and grandfather didn’t either) with all the prejudices intact. Between learning songs by the Irish Rovers, and the Orange Lodge brainwashing – I spent most of my younger days dreaming of Ireland.
I once planned a beautiful 2 week vacation to Ireland in County Kerry. I was going to explore the Ring of Kerry, visit castles, eat in pubs, and write. But it didn’t work out. My kids have what I call my Irish trampoline now – because I used the money I’d saved for my Ireland trip on their trampoline after all my plans fell through.
I’ve Googled Ireland so often I think I’ve memorized the first 3 pages of the Google image search. Sad. I know. But there it is. I hate snow – sad thing for a Canadian, right? It hardly ever snows in Ireland – so I’ve read. I love rain. LOVE rain: the smell, the sound, walking in the rain. It makes me smile.
And, let’s not forget the most compelling reason to love Ireland – NO SNAKES! Yeah, bit of a phobia there. Thankfully, I don’t live in a part of the world where poisonous snakes are indigenous – but a snake is a snake is a snake. *body shiver*
One day, after I’m a bestselling author (don’t ruin it for me) I would love to own one of those old country houses that are drafty. I’ll sit in my bulky knit sweater with a roaring fire and a mug of hot chocolate and write. And it will be glorious.
So, thought I’d share some of my favorite photos of Ireland.
You can see more of my Ireland pics on Pinterest. So – what about you? What is your dream destination? Do have a dream collection on Pinterest? Share
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