Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tall, Dark and Handsome

I knew you wouldn't stand me up.

24 comments:

  1. Ahhhh......You've found the Holy Grail!

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  2. The scenery, the people, the tastes ... I'm so glad you're having a great time. Soak it all in for us; I look forward to the after-action reports.

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  3. Ahhh, fresh Guinness. Mother's milk.

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  4. The real reason you went to the old country becomes clear...

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  5. When I saw the title, I thought you meant Barkley.

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  6. Don't be tempted by the Ring of Kerry. Do the Dingle Peninsula instead. Trust me. (He says.)

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  7. Heh! I *KNEW* there would be a Guinness below the title, I just knew it!

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  8. There are three items high on my bucket list that involve the British Isles.

    1) Visit Ireland and Galway; find the Martin clan home, drink a fresh Guinness, a real Black and Tan and have tatties and neeps.

    2) Visit the Laphroaig distillery on the south coast of the Isle of Islay in the Scottish Hebrides. Stand on my square foot of Islay and sip the fine 18 year old single malt. "I'll have a wee dram with a splash or water, to release the demons, don't ya know."

    3)Participate in "The Glorious Twelfth"...Opening day of grouse season in the Scottish Highlands. (I'll shoot my own Browning Citori 12ga, thank-you-very-much!)

    You, my dear, are helping to push these three towards the top of the list.

    Thank you for sharing this delightful journey.

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  9. Very cool!

    They would have had to drag me out of there. Then they would have spent DAYS removing the wood splinters out from under my fingernails........-grin-

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  10. I still remember my first Guinness. Mmmm....

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  11. It's scary how much we think alike. I saw the post headline "Tall, Dark and Handsome" and "I knew you wouldn't stand me up" on the RSS feed without the pictures and already knew you were talking about Guinness. :-D

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  12. Ah, the Holy Pilgrimage to St. James' Gate, Dublin. All hail Arthur Guinness. Feel free to have one for me.

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  13. Yum!

    I've haven't blogged for awhile. I just checked out all your photos! All I can say is Wow. Just Wow!

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  14. It'd be a crime to stand you up.

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  15. Ahhh, you've found your liquid bread.
    Hoist one for me as well, thank you.

    B Woodman

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  16. Ah, having a religious experience, I see!

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  17. The Guinness tour was the highlight of the city, though seeing the Trinity College library and the Book of Kells left me speechless.

    I had Guinness that was only 9 days old. mmmmmmmmm. With all the food and drink I'd think my pants would be getting tight, but I've done a LOT Of hiking and walking and climbing the sea cliff or two certainly burned some calories. :-)

    Heading out, if I can get on here again in the next day or two I will. Cheers - Brigid

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  18. So tell us about it. How good was the beer? Worth a trip to Ireland for the weekend just to partake?

    Also, have you found any decent food!

    "Enquiring" minds want to know!

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  19. Svan:

    Times a wastin'. Please give us a time line on when you're leaving on your adventure. You don't want to be in a nursing home doing the shoulda, woulda, coulda.

    And please send updates on your trip.

    Chris

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  20. Glad you're having a wonderful time, too. Also glad that you're sharing your experience. It's the next best thing to being there.

    Chris

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  21. What a "heady" experience!! Wonderful stop - the Holy Grail, indeed.

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  22. Just think, when you're done with a Guinness, you can give it back *and* get a dime for it!

    Jim

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