Tomorrow, I leave on the vacation I’ve wanted to take for years: road-tripping Ireland. And with my sister to boot.

I had grand plans to blog from the road about all the wonderful things I’ll be seeing but, really, I’ve decided it’s better to savor it for myself while I’m there instead of rushing to my computer to document it.

So wish me luck driving on the wrong side of the road, and I’ll see you in August.

PS. If you have any advice or suggestions, let me know in the comments!


13 responses to “Ireland, Here I Come.”

  1. Katie Null Avatar
    Katie Null

    For all of you wondering if Jessica is happy or upset with the fact that I will be accompanying her to Ireland….
    To Boot:
    This term has nothing to do with footwear. The ‘boot’ is thought to be a derivative of the earlier ‘bat’ meaning ‘good or useful’. This is also the root of the word ‘better’.

    Forms of ‘to boot’ in Old English date from around 1000AD. Robert Manning of Brunne included a version of it in Langtoft’s Chronicle, 1330:

    “A hundreth knyghtes mo… and four hundreth to bote, squieres of gode aray.”

    1. Katie Null Avatar
      Katie Null

      I guess I should source my comment…

    2. True STORIES. Avatar

      Are you going to talk this much on the trip?

  2. bas Avatar

    Go n-éirí bhur dturas libh.
    Traslated means have a good trip!

    1. True STORIES. Avatar

      Tank ya.
      (That’s Irish Accent for Thank you.)

  3. Keith Null Avatar
    Keith Null

    When Barb and I were in Europe for a month we never said, “I think we walked too much today.” There were days when we logged over 10 miles on our feet. My only advise is to get out of the car as often as you can, and not just to take a picture with your phone camera on the side of the road.

    1. True STORIES. Avatar

      Great advice! I completely agree. Wandering around with no specific plan has, for me, always led to a surprising find or a wonderful memory.

  4. Eva Rieder Avatar

    Have a blast! So exciting, Jessica! Can’t wait to hear about your trip. 🙂

  5. Eva Rieder Avatar

    P.S. I just awarded you the Fabulous Blog Ribbon. Swing by my site to check it out. 🙂

  6. Katherine Checkley Avatar

    Ireland is a fabulous place! I’ll never forget my trip there! Be prepared for random bouts of rain–truthfully though, that makes it all the greener! Hope you enjoy!

  7. Brenda Moguez (@BrendaMoguez) Avatar

    I am anxiously awaiting stories upon your return. I’ve lived in London, and have been to Scotland many times, but never Ireland. Hope you are having fun.

    1. True STORIES. Avatar

      Thanks, Brenda! I am still winding down from the trip, which was fabulous. Wouldn’t mind living there, myself. Did you love London? I’ve never been.

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