Posted in July 2017

The road to Oban

Written on July 31, 2017 in UK

Oban – July 31st 2017 Oban? Where, what, why?? Oban is a little town in the highlands that we found. As we were searching for an airbnb in the highlands, nothing was really coming up. We looked into hotels, all full. Hostels, 1 left!!!! The hostel was in a small town called, Oban. We decided...

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Edinburgh or as it sounds Edinbura

Written on July 30, 2017 in UK

Edinburgh – July 29th – 30th 2017 Edinburgh Scotland was up next. A quick 45 min flight from Belfast and we were in the next country. No Airbnb this time! Mark’s Mom’s cousin, John offered to have us stay with him and his son Michael. Our first day was spent sprawled out and relaxing, meeting...

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Giant vs Volcano

Written on July 28, 2017 in UK

Giant’s Causeway Tour – July 28th 2017 Our tour bus was to leave at 9:15, so we took our time. WELLLLL, at 8:50 we got on the bus and were the last ones on and from all the looks and the driver not letting Mark off to quickly grab a charger from our room upstairs,...

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Belfast was fast!

Written on July 27, 2017 in UK

Belfast – July 27th 2017 We arrived in Belfast on the bus and made our way to our hostel. Yup, trying something new. Airbnb was a tad out of our price range for the city at this time of year so the hostel won out this time. It was great. Communal sitting area, clean and...

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Did you hear about the leprechaun….

Written on July 27, 2017 in Ireland

Dublin – July 24th to 27th 2017 Dublin, oh Dublin you party animal city you! We stayed in the city for 3 nights and we were booked into an Airbnb that I thought would be central and big enough. Yeah, it was central all right. Right smack in the middle of Temple Bar. The busy...

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I have to kiss what?

Written on July 24, 2017 in Ireland

Blarney Stone! – July 24th 2017 We couldn’t come all the way to Ireland and not visit the Blarney Stone! I’m not entirely sure why it was a place I insisted on taking the family, but for a while now, the thought of the Blarney Stone has really intrigued me. The areas surrounding the castle...

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Cliffs and a Castle in the same day? Okay!

Written on July 23, 2017 in Ireland

First full day in Ireland – July 23rd 2017 Today was to be an adventure day. The Cliffs of Moher were on the list. These cliffs reach as high as 700 feet. In a picture it looks like a long way down. In person, it is a terrifyingly long way down! We arrived and walked...

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Written on July 22, 2017 in Ireland

Off to Ireland – July 22nd 2017 Our first real long travel day experience was not so WOW. With a 6:20am flight we were up at just after 3am to get ready to go. Kids (and us) barely slept. Flight was delayed a tad and WOW air didn’t really wow us. We arrived into Dublin...

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City Exploring

Written on July 21, 2017 in Iceland

Last days in Reykjavik – July 19th & 21st 2017 Reykjavik was only a 10 minute drive from our Airbnb. We wanted to explore the city some more so we drove and parked at the big, iconic church: Hallgrimskirkja. I very much wanted to go up the tower and get some great shots of the...

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Don’t go chasing waterfalls you say!

Written on July 20, 2017 in Iceland

Road to Vik – July 20th 2017 You can’t sit still for too long in Iceland. There is just way too much to see. On this particular day we were going to have a few hour drive to the town of Vik and then back. What looked like a 5.5-6 hour day on paper turned...

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