Declan took his very first airplane…to Ireland! Very appropriate. We arrived to a rainy day in Ireland. We went to pick up our rental car only to find that Ireland insurance is a bit complicated and we would have to pay more than expected. We got on the road and spent the first little while freaking out about being on the “wrong” side of the road. We made our way to Muckross house for a quick tour. The tour guide was so sweet to Jonah, towards the end of the tour she asked me if I was Irish. I told her yes and she said “I thought so. We know our own”. She then proceeded to tell Jonah to look after his Irish lass (me), and kept commenting how it was very obvious that Jonah was Irish as well, since he is so “spirited”. Darn this Irish blood for giving me spirited children! We then checked in to our first lovely B&B in Killarney.
The next day we drove the beautiful “ring of Kerry”. We stopped and ate fish and chips on the beach, enjoyed chocolate samplings at Skelligs chocolate, admired lot’s of views and ended with a picnic on Inch beach outside of Dingle.