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bh4rnnr
12-07-2006, 10:55 AM
Well, thought i'd give an update. Spent the last two days in Galway. Have not goetten out yet to the pub, not even for my b-day. Crazy I know. I headed south today to Killarney since I booked a Hostle just outside of town. Once I arrived, I realized how far out of town it is, so will have to wait till tomorrow. The weather is wet and windy here, watched a guy get blown over from the wind last night. But that didnt stop folks from going out till early the next mornin. Till next time:beer: :beer:

MDH33
12-07-2006, 11:42 AM
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Hoigh Perry! Drink a beer or two for me while you're there.

And post some pics of the sexy Irish women you meet!!

:beer: :beer:

nakman
12-07-2006, 12:04 PM
Have a great trip Perry, thanks for keeping us posted? Yes, pics please...

nuclearlemon
12-07-2006, 12:55 PM
did you go to the aran islands while you were in galway? we only hit inis mor, but it was beautiful there. hiked out to a huge castle ruin on the edge of a cliff.

wesintl
12-07-2006, 04:43 PM
sounds like you're having fun... pictures man, pictures!

Convert
12-07-2006, 04:45 PM
We need pics Perry

Romer
12-07-2006, 09:18 PM
Thanks for the update. Glad your having a good time.

Hulk
12-07-2006, 10:38 PM
Yep.
http://rustybrain.com/haha/worthless.gif

bh4rnnr
12-08-2006, 08:23 AM
did you go to the aran islands while you were in galway? we only hit inis mor, but it was beautiful there. hiked out to a huge castle ruin on the edge of a cliff.


Thought about going out there, looked into hostles but I think there closed for the winter. There are a few other islands on the map I might check out, just depends on what ferrys are open in the winter. I would post pics but will have to wait till I can either get them burned onto a disc or when I get home.

bh4rnnr
12-10-2006, 02:24 AM
Well, the last fwe days have been fun. Have been hanging out here in Killarney. I really like this town. Hung out a few nights with a few folks from the hostle. The Canadian girl was cute but her conversations got old after a while, seems to realy get into it... Oh well. Saw my firs castle two days ago. Had to waid through extremly cold water to get to it, and the castle was closed. But spent some time walking around before heading back. Yesterday did some short hikes through Killarney Naional Park and walked around town for a while. Weather was the best yet yesterday. There is a good water fall about a hours walk away that I might check out today, hopefully the rain lets up.

bh4rnnr
12-13-2006, 03:58 AM
Well, thought i'd give another update. Killarney, I liked a lot and was hard to leave. I may go back for Cristmas. After killarney, I headed to Dingle(nice small fishing village) for a night. I originaly planned on staying there a few nights, but being winter(wet), causes most things to shut down as this time doesnt see many visitors. I did enjoy my one night there though, and seems this town would be worth spending more time in worm weather. Yesterday, I left Dingle for Kilkenny. Spent all day on the bus, transferd three times before arriving in Kilkenny around 7pm. After dinner, went out to a pub to enjoy some good local Irish music. I planned on checking out Kilkenny castle today, but again it's closed due to winter:rolleyes: .

treerootCO
12-13-2006, 05:03 AM
I like the updates. you should post up some pics :)

Uncle Ben
12-13-2006, 07:12 AM
I like the updates. you should post up some pics :)

Ditto! Perry, I really look forward to reading your posts! Good stuff! But ya know.....

bh4rnnr
12-13-2006, 08:28 AM
Ditto! Perry, I really look forward to reading your posts! Good stuff! But ya know.....


I'd like to, butit's gonna have to wait till my card runs out of room so I can burn them onto cd's. One bad thing about internet caffes, other than costing money..

Hulk
12-14-2006, 01:14 AM
I headed to Dingle(nice small fishing village) for a night.

A word of advice:
If someone offers some of the town berries, just say no.

treerootCO
12-14-2006, 02:28 AM
do dongles work in dingle?

Uncle Ben
12-14-2006, 07:43 AM
I'd like to, butit's gonna have to wait till my card runs out of room so I can burn them onto cd's. One bad thing about internet caffes, other than costing money..


Well then start shooting pictures photo boy! :photo: Fill that card up and get us what we want or we'll make you drive a 4 Runner when you get back.....oh wait...:rolleyes: :lmao: :lmao:

Have a great holiday on the island sir. Please be careful with the lasses and the berries!

Merry Christmas! :cheers:

bh4rnnr
12-14-2006, 12:05 PM
Well then start shooting pictures photo boy! :photo: Fill that card up and get us what we want or we'll make you drive a 4 Runner when you get back.....oh wait...:rolleyes: :lmao: :lmao:

Have a great holiday on the island sir. Please be careful with the lasses and the berries!

Merry Christmas! :cheers:

Working on the photos... Work on it some more when I get into Cork tomorrow. And ya know, I dont mind driving a runner, realy wouldnt mind driving some of the runners, and other rigs over here:cool: . Working on x-mas plans. Looking like i'll be home a little sooner than originaly planned(not a bad thing though). You have plans for new years?(BHTM???:D )

Romer
12-14-2006, 01:19 PM
Good updates Perry. How come your coming home earlier?

bh4rnnr
12-15-2006, 10:41 AM
Good updates Perry. How come your coming home earlier?


One of the big main reasons, is a lot(most) of the things are shut down for winter as there are not many tourists this time of year. Along with the weather, most rain they have seen in seven years or something, makes it hard to access some of the sights as they are flooded out. A bummer yes, but all part of traveling and was something I took a chance when I decided to come over this time of year. Testing my luck tomorrow with the Blarney Castle.

Hulk
12-15-2006, 10:51 AM
When kissing the Blarney Stone, are you supposed to slip it the tongue? Please report back when you find this out. :D

sno bored
12-15-2006, 11:17 AM
I shouldn't tell you what my cousins say the locals do to the Blarney stone.

treerootCO
12-18-2006, 06:54 PM
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where is Perry now? I know it isn't Vail but.....

bh4rnnr
12-19-2006, 08:50 AM
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where is Perry now? I know it isn't Vail but.....

Who knows, maybe I can meet some rich women from Aspen to fund my expedition:hill: :eek: ......

Lets see, Blarney Castle was cool. Good views from the top. Was a little disapointed though when I got to the young ladies room, only to find no young ladies:rolleyes: ... Lots of things going on in Cork, yet I didnt get out on the town for night life at all.. From Cork, headed to the small town of Doolin for two nights. Think the population is somewhere around 60people. But they have like, 3-4pubs. No bank though. I planned to check out the Cliffs of Moher, but ended up getting a rid into Innistymon as I needed to send out a important e-mail. The weather was awesome that day, and not wanting to be boxed up in a tin can all day, I walked. Walked all the way to the cliffs. Not getting winded at all, gota love elevation:D . Checked out the cliffs, cool they are, though a little to Industrialized for me. I continued walking on back to Doolin, finaly hitching a ride for the last km into town.
Headed out of Doolin early this morning and ended in Sligo, originaly planned to stay for a few nights, but I think i'll change those plans. Waiting till 5pm till the reception in the hostel opens up again.

bh4rnnr
12-22-2006, 11:33 AM
So lets see, Sligo was interesting. Hung out in the lobby bar, not wanting to drink that much that night. Talked with the cute bar tender for a while before I met some Irish boys, who for some reason, kept on buying me :beer: :beer: . Not complaining. Had a little more than I should have. Proceded to lock myself out of the room half naked. Had to walk down to the reception like that to get somebody open the door again:rolleyes: .
Headed back to Galway for to nights. Went to the Aran Islands, very cool place. Went out with some more folks, tested my luck with a cute Aussi girl but got shut down. Oh well.. Back down in Killarney for x-mas. Another guy I met in Galway is coming down here. Should be fun..

Romer
12-22-2006, 04:49 PM
Proceded to lock myself out of the room half naked. Had to walk down to the reception like that to get somebody open the door again:rolleyes: .
Headed back to Galway for to nights. Went to the Aran Islands, very cool ..

Sure they just said "Americans" while rolling their eyes:rolleyes:

That's our ambassador:D

bh4rnnr
12-23-2006, 04:36 AM
Sure they just said "Americans" while rolling their eyes:rolleyes:

That's our ambassador:D

Doing my best to represent you guys:hill:

bh4rnnr
12-26-2006, 10:35 AM
Well, hope you all enjoyed the holiday weekend. Spent the day driving around the "Ring of Kerry" with some fellows from the hostel. An awesome area indeed. One of the American girls staying at the hostel was making pot rost and offerd some, couldnt resist some good cooking:cool: . So for the rest of the night, we ate and drank:beer: . Good times indeed. Although, I now have one more reason to dislike hippie(dirty and annoying mind you) chicks, as she seemed to "beat me to it":eek: so to speak with one of the girls I was tryin for:rant: . Never thought about that kind of compition before:rolleyes: ...

Oh and Ben, Ian told me the news.... Didnt seem to last to long there...

art hog
12-26-2006, 12:05 PM
I think hulk has been to the ring of kerry. Maybe it was he put a ring on kerry.

nakman
12-27-2006, 01:39 PM
Great stuff Perry, keep the trip report flowing! You'll hook up one of these nights, I just know it.. we're all pulling for you. :) :lmao:

Three Wheel Ben
12-27-2006, 05:36 PM
Oh and Ben, Ian told me the news.... Didnt seem to last to long there...

You mean about your replacement?? Hard to keep a job if you don't show or call:eek: , even if your a Halstead.:D

bh4rnnr
12-30-2006, 12:21 PM
Figured it was time for an update. Last week has been a enjoyable one. Our last night in Killarney, the little group that was formed over x-mas, went out on the town. Joined by some Itallians. Good mix. Got to enjoy company from the American Girl(not the one I was tryin for), liked it better(have found one bad thign about hostels, won't metion here though:rolleyes: ...).
So after Killarney, some of the group was going down to Cork, adn though I already been there, couldnt pass up good company. Plus the hostel we stayed at was a lot better than the one I was at. Originaly planned on one night, but couldnt leave my new friends till the end. Thursday, we drove out to Cobh, the last place the immagrents saw before coming to America, also where the Titanic shipped off.. Bummer that things were closed. Oh well. Said good by to my new Aussi friend and myself and the two girls headed back to Cork. The cool thing about the hostel we were at, is that it had a Movie room. So the last night we watched Goonies before hitting the pubs(one of them hadnt seen it, just crazy talk there).
Today, I thought about getting to one of the small fishing villages near Galway and head to Galway tomorrow, but then thought it might be hard to get here being New Years and all. So I just headed up today. My Aussi frined will be in tomorrow for the celebration. Should be lots of fun.

Hope you all have an Awesome new Years:beer: :beer: :cheers:

Hulk
12-30-2006, 09:38 PM
Happy New Year to you, Perry! Sounds like you've hooked up with some new friends and you're having a blast.

wesintl
01-02-2007, 11:20 AM
Sounds Fun Perry. That's the best part of traveling!

bh4rnnr
01-03-2007, 01:26 PM
Well, New Years in Galway was a lot of fun. Went out with my Aussie friend and a fellow we met from the U.K. staying in the hostel. Headed out to one pub somebody had mentioned, Kings Head. Nice place, but it reminded me of back home with the music and all. Though there were a lot of people there. We decided to head back to a place across the river called the Crane Bar. Traditional music on both levels. Good place indeed. We meet some girls and hung out with them for the rest of the year. Had a good time with one of the Irish girls while hanging at the pub, but that was about it:rolleyes: ..
We stayed one more night at the hostel and headed of today for Dublin. Booked a room in a hostel right across the street from the Guiness Factory:D :beer: :beer: . Planning on checking out some of the Gallerys before heading to the factory tomorrow. Sounds like it's a good tour. Then it looks like were headed out to the temple bar area tomorrow night. Have two girls from Minnisota joining us(gotta love having a in, thanks to my brother:smokin: ).
Will figure things out tomorrow with what I want to do about coming home. Just got a e-mail from my Dad today about it.. Why does Ireland have to be so expensive:rolleyes:

bh4rnnr
01-06-2007, 03:10 AM
Well, looks like the trip will soon be coming to an end. Made it 5 weeks, not bad at all. Debating on what to do for the last few days, thought about headed up to Derry for a night, but my next buss pass doesnt start for a while, and am trying to save what little money I have to make sure I can get to the airport. Maybe spend sometime today and figure it out..
As for Dublin, was a interesting city. Glad I went a checked it out, as it had lots to do. But think I enjoyed the west coast citys more. Thursday, my Aussie frined John and I headed out on the town. First, stopping by the Dublin Castle. At 4euro to get in, wasn't bad at all. Got to see a lot of the inside of the castle. Saw one of the painting in there that was worth around 8million euro. After the castle, we headed to the book of Kells in Trinity College. Cool, but not that exciting.. Checked out some of the Museums and Gallerys before ending the day with the most important stop. The Guinness Storehouse. Spent about 1.5 hours during the self guided tour before getting thirsty and going to the top bar to get a complimentry Guinness:beer: . Good views from top:cool: . Headed out for one last time together later on that night. Went to the Temple bar. Nice, but enjoyed others more.
The next day we headed out to an are north of Dublin to a site of some old barrial grounds, 5,200 years old. On the shortes day of the year, the sun will enter the chamber and light up the inside. Cool stuff. Late in the afternoon, I parted ways with my friend John and continued on. Today, I will leave for some much needed rest and figure out what to do for the last few days.

Vitesse_6
01-07-2007, 09:02 AM
Awesome, What a great read, Im sure it was more fun to see it however.
Thnkns for sharing

Romer
01-07-2007, 09:46 AM
You could always find some older lonely women over there to increase your funds :D

nakman
01-07-2007, 12:38 PM
Perry, can you accept paypal over there? Some other painless transfer? I'd kick in $20 or so to help sponsor you for another day or so.. sure others would too, let us know. No telling when you'll get this opportunity again! Keep the stories coming :beer2:

bh4rnnr
01-08-2007, 11:14 AM
Perry, can you accept paypal over there? Some other painless transfer? I'd kick in $20 or so to help sponsor you for another day or so.. sure others would too, let us know. No telling when you'll get this opportunity again! Keep the stories coming :beer2:


Thanks for the offer, but things are all set in motion. Will be nice to get home, so I can start working on the Expedition:)

bh4rnnr
01-08-2007, 03:07 PM
Keep the stories coming :beer2:

So have been sleeping the last few days, trying to catch up on it as it's been much needed. Started to get a little caugh, dont want that while traveling. Meet another Canadian girl at the hostel here in Galway(staying here since it's close to Shannon Airport) went out a few nigths with her. Super cool chick, think i've fallen for her:eek: . Today, I did a buss tour(scary I know) of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher. Was alright, maybe not worth the 22 euro I paid for it. Dont think i'll do it ever again:rolleyes: . Did get to see some cool things, and almost get blow over by the wind trying to walk up to the castle:flop: . Headed out for a :beer: , tried to get the Canadian girl to join but was a no go. Not much going on anyway tonight. Think i'll save it for tomorrow night. So Wed I catch a 7:05 am buss to the Airport then fly out at 11:40.

Brian, you making it to CM this year? We might have to get a run together with Paul and Dave. Hope to be out there all week again, Hot Rod shows a lot of fun:cool: .

wesintl
01-08-2007, 09:58 PM
bummer it's coming to a close perry. You'll have fond memories for sure!!

Romer
01-16-2007, 07:43 AM
So, I take it your back. Give us the wrap up on your trip and what your doing now.

Welcome Home!