Picture on our way to Tralee taken from our sunroof.
Twelve hours of sleep does a body very well. Our bodies were exhausted from yesterdayâ€™s erratic schedule and the stress of so many things gone bad. Since we woke in the same blasted hotel, our fight against an unseen entity was not over. After our sleep-in, I jumped in the shower to find absolutely no water pressure. I am not exaggerating when I say that the water came out of the shower head in a small trickle. Greg and I improvised with what we had and left as quickly as we could.
The trip from Shannon
was to be an easy trip with our little GPS navigation buddy in hand. It figures that I would program it for the shortest route rather then the quickest route. Poor Greg drove with his white knuckles gripping the wheel as we went through tight twists and bends of Irelandâ€™s back roads.
Castle ruins we passed on our way to Tralee.
Once we began the travel, it will difficult to get back onto the main freeway. Greg and I laughed along the way as passing tree limbs tried to slap me more than a couple of times through the open windows. After he was able to loosen his grip on the wheel, he looked over at me and said â€śWe have just seen more of the real Irish countryside then most people see.â€ť *laugh*
Our hotel, the Ballyroe Heights Hotel
, is now situated in the town of Tralee, on 6.2 acres and in the middle of nowhere. Between the rain and the amount of distance to any attractions, we have decided to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. Alas, it means Greg must do something he is not used to doing â€“ relaxing. *laugh* Not to worry though, tomorrow we head to a small harbor city called Dingle and where Greg will be playing golf on Tuesday morning.
A map in Adare, Ireland showing the driving roots in County Kerry.
The town is said to be filling with not only shopping but also a good amount of seafood restaurants with fresh catches of the day. Yes, it is just going to be another relaxing day for me and that is the way I want it. You see, once we enter Cork on Tuesday night, we will be more active and going to more local attractions. Until then I am resting up; curling up with my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows while taking in the sits and smells of Irelandâ€™s rolling green hills.
(PS â€“ the journal entry â€śIreland â€“ Oh My!
â€ť was posted earlier this morning (due to lack of Internet access) and may have been missed, so please feel free to read back to yesterdayâ€™s journal entry.)
Tralee Hotels & Accommodations review
A little hard to find but well worth the effort. This hotel sports modern design with the comforts of a home away from home. Free Internet access is a… read entire review