Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waterfalls, Driving and Store fronts

Day 3.

We were told that before leaving Enniskerry we had to see the local forests surrounding the hotel. Since we were still getting the hang of driving on the other side of the road we decided to leave our car and take a go kart.

The guys hanging out on the log.

After our ride through the forest we got in our car and headed to see the tallest waterfall in Ireland. I should add at this point that it took us a little while to get use to driving on the other side of the road. By us I mean, the guys. Both of us girls and Brian do not know how to drive a manual car so we were off the hook. They did a great job driving and returned the car with no damage. Great job!

Powerscourt Falls.

All of us gathered at the bottom in the chilly Irish air. It was beautiful.

We then jumped back in the car and continued on to our B&B in Killkenny. We had one more stop to make before we arrive, Guiness Lake.

Here is what we saw as we got closer to the lake.

We also came across a monastery in Glendalough. Glendalough is a beautiful area and is also that site where Braveheart was filmed.

Once we finally rolled into Killkenny it was dinner time and we were ready to find a place to eat. We dropped off all of our bags at Mena House, our cute little B&B just a short walk from the city center.

The rooms were beautiful. The wallpaper reminded me of a dress that I use to wear when I was little.

The highlight of Mena House is Katherine, the owner. She was so helpful in answering all of our questions, making suggestions and helping us feel welcome. She also gave us a great suggestion for dinner.

I love the store fronts in Ireland, bright and colorful. Here are several that we passed on our way to eat.

The restaurant she recommended. It was amazing!

My meal, more Irish stew with fried onions and mashed potatos.

Phil's meal, Fish and chips with mushy peas. So good.

We then went across the street to listen to great Irish music.

We were exhausted from everything that we had seen that day so we called it an early night and walked back to our B&B. We had placed our order for an Irish breakfast in the morning and we were excited to see what was involved.

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