Saturday, September 18, 2010

On the Road

So one of the big things about going on a long trip (12 days) with Sister K is that we haven't really lived together in 15 years, and this was going to be a lot more "togetherness" than we have probably ever had (even when we shared a room as little kids). So in an attempt to maintain our collective sanity, we opted to each get a single rather than share a room. It was more money, but it was worth it. I didn't have to share a bathroom, and Sister K couldn't complain about me keeping her awake with my snoring.

Yes, gentle reader, I snore. (I have a deviated septum and developed bad allergies and chronic sinus infections in my 20s. At one point, I had to go to Brigham and Women's Hospital by myself three days before Christmas to get a CAT scan, which was scary, and then, when I came home to an empty apartment, because JeGlide and MMH had already gone home for Christmas, a mouse came running at me down our hallway, and I screamed and locked myself in the bathroom. I don't know which was more traumatic: the CAT scan or the mouse.) ANYHOW, I usually snore when I am first falling asleep; once I am in a deep sleep, it stops. Unfortunately, I am so self-conscious about it around others that I have a harder time falling asleep and end up staying in that lighter sleep longer than normal. And no one gets a good night's sleep. SO separate rooms led to better nights' sleeps for both me and Sister K. Yay! Which was good since we had to be on the bus most days at 9am!!

Some of our day trips took us to interesting and beautiful places (click the photo for an explanation of each):

Knowth Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
St. Kevin's "Kitchen" church and the Round Tower, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow Cows on the River Boyne
Rock of Cashel Rock of Cashel
The Cathedral and the Round Tower, Rock of Cashel, Tipperary Rock of Cashel

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