#tbt Scotland + Ireland (2016)

#tbt Series

I’m thinking of making this a weekly series where I feature #tbt (throwback Thursday) posts from a previous trip or moment. Kind of like a virtual album, if you will, so I can have a place to document events from the past. There’s so much I’d like to share with you, as I’m new to the blogging world, and there’s so much from my past that I wasn’t sure how to share and I’m hoping this series will do just that.

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So for this initial post, I thought I’d share our trip to Scotland and Ireland that we took just last summer. It was a whirlwind tour of 2 countries within 5 days. With 2 kids, we went the easy way and booked several tours to make the most of our time in each country. I had these all booked before we even left home. First up, Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle

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So many street performers.

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Scotland + Ireland - www.designbysydnee.com

We caught the ferry to see the Loch Ness Monster. Truth be told, it was a bit silly and touristy but with 2 young kids, we thought they’d enjoy the ‘experience’. It was very overcast and rained a bit.

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We saw some Hairy Coos during the bus tour. I don’t know, something about them seemed friendly and approachable. Could it be the shagginess?!

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We stumbled upon an ice cream store which had the best tasting ice cream cone! You can see I couldn’t wait to lick it!

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And the best tasting cappuccino!

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Our next stop: Ireland

Look at the gorgeous emerald fields!

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We couldn’t go to Ireland and skip the Blarney Castle so that was our first stop. Despite the long line, we climbed the steep steps to kiss the Blarney stone. It allegedly gives the person “the gift of gab.”

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When in Rome, or in this case, when in Blarney Castle, you gotta kiss the Stone!  There was a staff member there assisting each person. Not the most comfortable position, ha!

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The view from the Cliffs of Moher was breathtaking! Yes, it was quite foggy (and touristy!) but you couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by the Cliffs. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get a decent photo of the family without our hair blowing into our mouths. At least the view was amazing!

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Scotland + Ireland - www.designbysydnee.com

Thanks for going down memory lane with me!

 

4 Comments

  1. Kristen

    August 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I’ve been to Scotland and Ireland too; such beautiful countries! The Cliffs of Moher were definitely one of my all-time favorite stops. Breathtaking is right!

    1. Sydnee

      August 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Yes, both beautiful countries! I loved the fact that they spoke English in their lyrical accents! ~swoon

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