On Monday I will be getting on a plane and heading to the wonderful country of Ireland for the week!
My parents and I will be renting a car in Dublin and immediately heading out on our 7 day road trip!
When my mom asked where I wanted to go on our last family vacation before China she was expecting me to say Disney World or Universal or maybe a cruise. She was not expecting Ireland!
Ever since I spent a semester in London during undergrad I've wanted to go back! And as soon as possible! Well it's only taken me 4 years but it's finally happening!
When my mom gave me a budget to stay within she didn't realize she was giving me a challenge. I was determined to prove that we could spend a week in Ireland on the budget she gave me. I have spent hours planning, researching, and pricing flights, B&Bs, and hotels. I made an excel spreadsheet and even went as far as including the projected gas costs for the week plus 25% to account for rising gas prices.
Yeah, I'm just a little OCD!
We are planning on going to Kilkenny, Killarney, Galway, and ending in Dublin. Of course we are going to see all the sites: Rock of Cashel, pubs, Cliffs of Moher, pubs, Guinness Storehouse, pubs, etc. You get the picture.....maybe a little less pubs....maybe :)
So, if any of you out there have any suggestions or things we absolutely cannot miss I want to hear it!
Now I just have to get through the last few days of work and move out of my house in Tallahassee and I'll be on my way!