Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kerry Rocks!

Ok back from a great week away but certainly need another few days off just to recover, hee hee! We didn't stop for the week, walking, shopping, geo-caches, swiming, more walking. And having the cousins around to share it with was even better!! Poor old Papa Bud ended up in hospital with an infection by his pace maker. They are going in on Monday to make sure it hasn't spread to his heart. Keep fingers crossed! On the way home yesterday I asked Shona what was her favourite things about the week, so here follows her list:

My favourite things about our holiday in Kerry by Shona

#1 Skelligs Chocolate Factory - a bit of a drive outside Cahersiveen but worth it!!! Its a popular place and open 7 days a week.

We were not allowed to take photos inside the factory and the choccies didn't last long to snap up a few shots but if you are in the area check it out! . Not just delis choccies but great views too, even if the weather was crap!

#2 Aqua Dome - I think the kids agree that the best part of this was the rapid river, hee hee! Everyone in the dome joined in, being carried away along the river at speed was soooooo funny! Another must if you are in the area. We must spent about 3 hours here

#3 Tralee Park - and its free :-) what a great way to spend an hour or two. I love the fact that there are some really good parks around Ireland now. The kids deserve it as do the parents, you can sit and be entertained by the swinging monkeys:

#4 Bowling - we headed to Bowling Buddies in Tralee, this was brilliant fun and a treat for the kids who had been brill all day, sitting around waiting in shops/hospital/cars etc. and not one complaint!!! Louise and I enjoyed this as much as the kiddies :-) there was a strike or two and plenty of spares (hahahaha) but not much consistency.

#5 Mama Mia's Kittens - Mama Mia is a wild cat that my Mum feeds (along with Socks and Snowy), anyways Mama Mia had 4 kittens about 6 weeks ago, she brought them to the cottage about 2 weeks ago but then there was only one kitten with her during her visits and my poor Mum thought the others were gone :-( then last week Mama Mia came by herself, so we thought maybe they were all gone... but then come saturday she arrived with 3 of her babies, awwwww. Mum was so excited, as were we!

#6 Geocaching - We managed to find one cache in Tralee, actually Cian found this one and he got to choose what treasure to take and what to replace it with. Shona is not that fond of the Geocaching hence why it is near the end of the list.... but its not last....

# last on the list - walking, walking and more walking. I think I walked the legs off her. The first few mornings we headed to Rossbeigh but you should of seen her face the morning I told her I was heading off by myslef :-D

Even the local walks were refreshing, what i noticed the most was the smell, you know that wet wood, natural smell.... devine! That and the colours of course!

I managed to take a few shots for myself which I am hoping to exhibit in Kerry sometime in the Autumn.... a few macro shots and a few local landscapes :-)

Right, off to recoup, and get ready for back to work tomorrow, :-( sniff sniff!


CoCo said...

Love that road pic - going to fill my garden with it. Although it's not native and is escaped into the countryside, the colour is so FAB.
Looks like ye had a great time....are you sure you don't work for Kerry Tourism?!

Annamarie said...

Sounds like bliss! Glad you had a good holiday and take it easy on your first day back at work LOL!

Kate said...

Ooh sounds like ye had a fantastc time!
Love the photos and can't wait to see the others!!!
You're so talented!

Lainey said...

Lovely shots Eva - especially like the macros! Good luck with exhibition plans!!