Blarney Stone Kissing!
Cork Travel Blog› entry 14 of 17 › view all entries
July 24th, 2007 – by: wanderingme
We are now truly bored with the Full Irish Breakfast as it is almost the same as what we were served in England and Scotland. The meal consists of a pudding of minced meat, back bacon (different then American bacon), runny scrambled eggs, sausage, toast, and tea. We have been lucky to be served an option of Kelloggâ€™s cereal which has sustained our hunger while abroad.
We slowly made our way back to solid ground, walked around a bit, and bought water for Greg. It seems it was his slightly elevated sugar levels and the lack of hydration that caused the shaking but as he never had plans on kissing the stone, there was no loss.
Some major shopping was our next step and I will not go into details of our wonderful overseas gifts but will tell you that our credit card now has some deep scratches in it from being used so many times. It is not bleeding at this time but should remain safe as we do not have any plans of turning those scratches into gashes. *wink*
It took only 10 minutes to get to our next hotel in the city center of Cork at the Juryâ€™s Inn.
Coming to Cork was more than a sightseeing spot but rather this city is a direct link to my family. You see, my family name is Mahoney and my ancestors emigrated from Cork back in the late 1800â€™s. Therefore, it was important for me to come back here and I thank my wonderful husband greatly for helping me realize this dream. Due to all his white-knuckled driving and being at my side along the way, I have opened the door for him to go golfing tomorrow in Cork. He tees off tomorrow at 9:00am and while he will be partaking in the greens of Ireland, I will be sitting at a small coffeehouse somewhere with Mr. Harry Potter and taking in the culture once experienced by my family.
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