One thing Tim really wanted to be able to do while we were away on this crazy journey of ours was o be able to tour a brewery or distillery of some sort. There are a few great options while on the beautiful Island that is Ireland/Northern Ireland. We went to the Guinness Brewery. It was pretty neat and you get a free pint of Guinness with your ticket so it was a win! Here are the pictures from that
Our first day in London we went to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour and it was AMAZING!!! We spent about 3 hours wandering around looking at at so many amazing things. Our whole family loves Harry Potter! We re-watched all the movies before we went (over the last like 8 months). We chose a later tour which looking back we were a little rushed at the end it would have been nice to not be rushing. Start your tour before 6:30. The tour was crammed with cool things to look at and interesting facts. a guide takes you into the Great Hall and after that you are free to roam around and take as long as you want.
Last night was Sunday night and Tim and the final game of the World cup! We watched most of the game from our little apartment we are renting and once they went into overtime we headed to the little outdoor bar we like to sit at (There are quite a few but we have visited this one multiple times) We love the atmosphere here and game night seems to be even better! Here are some shots from our night last night.
Amazing city. There is a castle in the background. We visited that about a week ago. I will blog about that in the next couple days.
I think most of the people there were cheering for Germany. We really didn’t have a certain team we were rooting for. So we just had fun watching the game
Here are some more pictures from our trip to Portrush. The girls wanted to teach us how to rockpool. (you look in the little pools of water that collect in the rocks for little sea creatures.) We spent a good chunk of the day out playing on the rocks and looking in the pools. It was fun
We took a trip to Portrush with our friend Willetta and her to girls! It was amazing. We met Willetta here at our church. She is from America. Has been living here for 10 years. It was so nice to hear a familiar accent (she is even from the midwest like us so our accents are pretty much the same!!) Her girls are 7 & 8 so Our 7 year old Malia fit right in with them and the girls have developed a wonderful friendship which I hope will last a lifetime Well Willettas mother-in-law has this apartment in Portrush and let us all stay there for a few nights. It was great. We had beach time, walks, the girls taught us how to rockpool, played at the local playground (I wish our playground back home had this view) the kids went on some rides and ven put on a little dance show for us Here are some of the pictures of this trip.
We decided to head to Dublin for St. Patricks Day. In the states all our family really does is eat Corned Beef and Cabbage (we think this is true Irish food) and maybe have a beer…maybe a green one although I have never had one. We came to this island and found out that Corned Beef and Cabbage really doesn’t happen. WHAT?! Someone told us that Bacon and Cabbage might be eaten. Don’t let it fool you though, the bacon here is more like a thin bacony flavored pork chop. Not our crispy bacon we get back home. It is good though
The North Coast!! This is such a beautiful part of this island. We took the Coastal drive up there. Breathtaking views with every turn, and there are a lot of them
Her is more from when Laura was here. Lets see if we can do one post The first set of pictures are from Carrickfergus. None of us ad ever explored here so we took Laura to some new territory
This past week my sister-in-law came over from Wisconsin to visit us in Northern Ireland She is the first visitor we have had on our trip and it was very nice to see family We had some funfilled days of visiting castles and climbing rocks and hiking and crossing rope bridges It was a good time. Continue reading