Thursday, June 21, 2012

Riding in Cars with Boys

This past week I've been extremely busy doing things like eating delicious food, checking out natural wonders, spending way too much money, hanging out with family, and looking for the perfect Aran Jumper.   Dustin's brother and his family came to visit us and we've had a lot of fun.  First of all, it gave us an excuse to check out the west of Ireland, which we had never done before (even when I was here before), and it is always really wonderful to see family and to show them around.
On the first day we took a ferry over to the Aran Islands, which were filled with these crazy dry stone fences.

We also got the opportunity to check out the Cliffs of Moher from below on another ferry when we were done on the island.  
Getting ready to check out the Cliffs of Moher from the top.

All site-seeing is better with cousins around.
 I let Miles take a picture with my camera, and he did a pretty good job.
 Then I let Liam give it a shot.  Unfortunately the camera is almost as heavy as his head, so this is how it turned out...
 The next day we made our way slowly up to the north.  On the way we decided to stop in Galway.  We were excited to find this sign with "Chicago" on it in the Latin Quarter of the city.

sharing ice cream
The boys under the Spanish Arch.