After 2 weeks in Ireland, it seems appropriate talk about my favorite things in Ireland.
Spectacular scenery abounds here, even in the middle of Ireland, with rolling green hills, dotted with sheep and cows, it's green and gorgeous.
This place is a photographers' dream; the light changes every few minutes, and what might look grey and cloudy one minute, is dappled and sunny the next.
The Irish are happy to see you; inviting, gracious and aggressively friendly, we were welcomed everywhere, whether it was the toll-taker on the motorways, or the publican, we were made to feel at home in Ireland.
Served in silver pots with little strainers, the tea is extraordinary. I know the English are famous for their tea, but the Irish serve an amazing cup.
Look at the color of that butter; thick, creamy, soft, spreadable, it was a revelation, and we spread it on anything we could.
If you are in the US buy some Kerrygold, you will not be sorry.
This was an amazing trip, finding my Grandmother's house, and staying at the Castle where my Great grandfather worked were extraordinary opportunities. We are now in Italy for the next 2 months, and looking forward to more adventures here in our beloved Spello. Ciao for now.