Over The Pond {everything green...}

"No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God’s good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that – as is the perfect truth – it was the gift of God." -Saint Patrick
I have never been so nervous about traveling before. It wasn't necessarily traveling there, as it was apprehension about where I was going. Have you ever wanted to do something, or see something desperately, and then when the time came your heart raced, palm sweaty? That was me.

Would it really be the green country you hear about so often? Were the people as kind as I'd hoped? Would the scenes be what I'd dreamed of? Would I "fit"?
Thankfully, I can say a resounding "Yes, yes, yes, and YES".

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From the Cliffs of Moher, to Limerick City, to Galway Bay, to walking the streets of Dublin...it was a wonderful, breathtaking, and beautiful experience. The people are very much what I expected. I fell in love with every village and town we visited.

So, so blessed. I still can't believe we got to go. Normally, I'm busy scheming up our next stop post travel. Not this time. I just want to relish the memories, enjoy the pictures, and ponder the things I learned. I'm just a little travel-sick (opposite of home-sick), but hopefully I'll be back together, but for the better, and soon.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!
Don't forget to wear green, and read a bit about St. Patrick. :)

20 comments:

  1. These are great pics! Ireland is my dream place to visit! Me and the hubby will hopefully make it their one day.

    Savy
    Hope you check my blog out!

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  2. So jealous that you got to go, I've always wanted to go there. We will soon hopefully!

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  3. awesome. =) My Celtic ensemble performed at a nursing home this morning... i played flute, pennywhistle, recorder, piano, i sag, and Irish Danced. =D

    nice post!

    Catie

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  4. Oh, those pictures are beautiful!!!! I especially love that last one. (:
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

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  5. what beautiful photos. I am so glad you were able to go on such a great trip and that you have wonderful memories of it. I would love to go to Ireland someday it looks so peaceful and green and crisp, just lovely!

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  6. Just blogging around this afternoon and found your blog. What beautiful pictures and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thank you for letting me visit.
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  7. Glad you had such a great time! the pictures are so gorgeous.

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  8. You took absolutely gorgeous pictures!!! Love them! So glad you had such a magical time! I loved Ireland when I went but we were mostly in Dublin- I'd love to see the sites you saw!

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  9. Amaaazing! We are going to Ireland this year - any suggestions? I am the same way as you are with traveling, I am always so excited, and then right before I get nervous!

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  10. Wow! Incredibly beautiful. I love that quote from St. Patrick! Hope it was a fun day for you all:)

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  11. Hey Heather....I promoted you over on my blog! Hope you don't mind. ;)

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  12. Oh what a wonderful trip! I love all your trips; this is awesome! I would love to go to Ireland and I LOVE your pics. I read a GREAT book by Michael Philips, I'll get you the name. It's a romance that takes place through the ages and if you have Irish fever you might really like it!

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  13. Wow - incredible pictures! What an incredible adventure!

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  14. i am very jealous!!!
    i've always wanted to visit there, and now this makes me want to go even more... the pix are amazing!!!!

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  15. So, so beautiful Heather! Can't wait to see more pictures.

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  16. I don't know HOW in the WORLD I missed this post!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! Oh my goodness. Thank you for sharing the photos!

    Blessings!
    Melanie

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  17. I would LOVE to go there someday. Glad you were able to experience it - looks gorgeous!

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  18. Those with high expectations live in terror of those expectations being shattered. I so relate.

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