I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
London to Ireland. We had time to eat at the airport and several ordered English fish and chips. Impressive serving of fish!!! The white is pea salad.
We felt the most comfortable and "at home" in Ireland. Husband and I both have some Irish blood, so not sure if that is why. It was kind of strange but a definite feeling. Lovely land.
The next day we started off for a farm tour. Went to the town of Kilkenny to meet Deidre W., director of Irish Grain and Feed Assn.and ate lunch locally.
Neat little local resturant. We had a farm tour after lunch and then came back and ate supper later.
Wonderful old buildings.
There are bookmakers and bars everywhere. Part of the culture. Out team leader, David is Irish, so husband jokingly noticed as we drove to Kilkenny that "there seems to be a bar every two or three buildings." Without missing a beat, David replied, "Well, this IS a rather conservative part of Ireland!"