Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Break

My Spring Break starts tomorrow (insert my excitement here) and I leave for Ireland!  It's always been a dream of mine to travel to Ireland and now I have the chance.  What's even better is the fact that I get to experience it with my husband and our two good friends from college. We leave tomorrow, which is my birthday, and we will land in Dublin on the 28th.  We are spending two nights in Dublin, two nights in Killarney and two nights in Galway! It should be an adventure. I am also hoping to partake in the Dublin Literary Pub Tour; I'll have to take photos for my fellow English nerds.  

I'm also letting you guys know that I'll be gone all week and without Internet access. If I don't get back to you or respond to you on Twitter that is why.  I wanted to give everyone a heads up so you wouldn't think I was ignoring you!  I plan on scheduling a few meme posts to publish while I am gone, but no reviews. I'm sure I will be reading a ton on the plane, so my reviews will follow after the trip. I'll also be posting some photos of the trip as well; keep your eyes out for them. 

Have you guys been to Ireland? Any suggestions and/or recommendations? I will have Internet access until tomorrow afternoon so feel free to share your "MUST SEE" list with me!  I hope everyone has a great week!  I leave you with an Irish toast:  "May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door."


The Travel Books I'm Taking With Me:
Top Ten Dublin by Polly Phillimore (Thanks to my co-worker for lending me this one!)
24 Great Walks in Dublin by Zoe Ross (Another big thank you to my co-worker.)

Books To Read On The Plane: (Not sure I'll get through all of them, but at least I will have them just in case!)
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater (I'm about half way through this one and the Celtic lore is perfect for my trip.)
Luxe by Anna Godbersen  (This is the series I have been meaning to start, but never got around to it.)
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (I'm dying to know what happens.)
13 Day to Midnight by Paul Carman (I'm about half way through this book. I can't get into it. I'm going to give it a try tomorrow on the plane.....we shall see!)


  1. Have a fantastic time and Happy Birthday! My sister and I were talking about doing a trip to Ireland in a few years. I look forward to reading about your trip and seeing the pictures you post.

  2. Have a great trip and birthday! You’re taking my dream vacation :) Enjoy!! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  3. Have a great time in Ireland!! I've never been, but have always wanted to go. Can't wait to see your pictures.

  4. I love Dublin! The best way to see the city is to go on an open top bus tour (you'll see them all over the place) and you can hop on and off at all the main touristy places.
    Be sure to venture out of the main tourist parts though to see the real city.

    Hope you have loads of fun!

  5. Wow, Ireland sounds amazing right about now. I hope you have a lot of fun (and i know you will). I also hope you enjoy all your books your reading on the plane!

  6. Thanks everyone! I appreciate your kind thoughts. I'll miss everyone in the blogging community! Have a great week!

    Trillian- thanks for the heads up about the bus tour. I think we have vouchers for that- I'm glad it's worth it!

  7. Book blog hopper here! and a follower too :)
    I am so insanely jealous that you get to go to IRELAND! So jealous! My friend is leaving tomorrow too for a competition. Enjoy your vacation! :D

  8. i hope you get to see ENYA she lives over there in Ireland. She's one of my favorite singers! have fun!

  9. Happy Birthday!
    Have a fabulous trip. I have only been to Ireland once and that was to see Westlife in concert. Yes, I'm a true boy band nerd. Looking forward to seeing your holiday snaps when you get back.

  10. Thanks Audrey and Ruperto!

    Becky- Too funny.....I saw Nsync back in the day. Gotta love the boy bands. Haha. Hope you enjoy your time off work! I'll talk to you when I get back!

  11. New follower from the blog hop!

  12. Hey Christina! Doubt you'll see this comment until you get back, but just wanted to wish you a belated birthday and I hope you have the most fabulous time in Ireland with your hubby and friends! Can't wait to see any pics/anecdotes that you post when you get back!

  13. That first pic is stunning. I'd like to go there some day. Have a great time.

  14. Happy belated birthday, Christina!!

    I'm officially envious ;) I've always wanted to visit Ireland. I hope you, hubby and friends have a wonderful holiday!

    Loved the toast you shared by the way!

  15. Thanks for the comments, guys! I had a great trip (minus the food poisoning on the last night). I am still recovering from not feeling well, but Ireland is an amazing place. After I get some of my strength back, I'll be sure to post some pictures! Thanks again!


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