Friday, July 27, 2007


Today we spent the day at Killarney National Park. Two hours on the three lakes, two hours in jaunting cars through the valley and the Gap of Dunloe. If you want to read more about Killarney, go here.

Theresa always climbs.

Do you believe this? Our driver, below, was wearing a University of Michigan shirt! We told him we might have to make him change his shirt before leaving the shore. Well, we promised we'd bring him a proper Michigan State University shirt next year.

Ginnie/Boots, this one is for you:

Heather, this one is for you:

This is Inge and me at the monastery ruins on Inisfallen Island:

Then we got on the jaunting cars. These are two of our students, Trevor and Mike:

Heather, this one is for you too:
This is our driver, Michael, letting Nelly get a drink:
Here are Inge and Glen, giving Nelly a little love after her hard work for us:


Rauf said...

Beautiful place, beautiful pictures Ruth, The picture of the road is gorgeous, how wondeful to walk on it. i have always visualised life in monastery. I remember reading Michel Crichton's book 'Timeline' The place looks ideal for portraits. Lot of similarities in India. Ireland also is a land of extremes in speed. You'll have wonderful time if you atay away from highways.
The driver should have given you 50% discount Ruth.

Ruth said...

rauf, I realized after posting this yesterday, that this is a 6th century monastery. So very old. The stones are beautiful the way they've been placed, aren't they?

This driver was such a sweet boy, we couldn't give him a hard time for long. His spirit was quiet, respectful and helpful. Maybe previous passengers gave him that shirt, eh?

lesleyanne said...

i love seeing you there in ireland. such a beautiful place. and it looks like you're having nice weather! altho it does look a bit chilly.
love those rolling hills.

Ruth said...

Lesley, we've had rain off and on. Sometimes it's a bit chilly, but never uncomfortable. It got very warm this day in Killarney. And the next day it rained all day in Kinsale, so it was good we had our sun when we were outside all day in Killarney.

Please give my best healing wishes to Chris.

I love you so much, sweet girl.

Ginnie said...

The MICHIGAN shirt is definitely not lost on me, Ruth! HA! You were so brave to include it. :)

I LOVE the sheep pic (I'm a glutton for them, just like Heather!). Glutton for mutton! :)

Once again, the pics are just exactly what we need to follow you these days. I think of you EVERY DAY!

Ruth said...

Ginnie/Boots, I thought these were unusual sheep, haven't seen this type before. They posed so sweetly for me, walking by on the high road.

I just can't get away from the U of M, no matter where I go in the world. Hehe.

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