Just when we thought we’d seen the most beautiful part of Ireland we visited the Dingle Peninsula. Now we are certain we have landed in one of the most gorgeous places on the planet! We will share some photos, but as we all know, photos just don’t fully capture the beauty of a place. We all know they call it “The Emerald Isle” and yes, we expect it to be striking, but then you see it and your mind is blown. Paula keeps slapping me and shouting, “Why didn’t you tell me it was this beautiful?” And without further ado. . . .
Duane knows this is just a picture of some cows in a green, green, green pasture. Still, being an old dairy farmer (Among other things) Duane is fascinated by these cows! Note, they are unlike any cows you’ve ever seen! Black on either end with a giant white stripe right through the middle! Now that’s a fancy cow!
This guy (The seagull, probably Jonathan) sat here while hundreds of eager tourists snapped his picture. Me thinks he’s just trolling for some tasty human snacks.
You will notice a few flowers in the bottom right hand corner. Wait for it! There are more!
Cows and sheep and donkeys and dogs and seagulls galore. And there are rocks and grass and flowers everywhere. We are in Love!
But first you have to see Paula’s Ride. This is kind of a pretend Porsche, but it is Red!
Here’s your daily sheep picture.
We promised Donkeys and here are the Donkeys! They are in the most beautiful pasture in The Whole World!
Eventually, however, we have to feed ourselves and the town of Dingle delivers! Downtown Dingle features an entire industry which has taken over (Painters) and delivered the most striking downtown on our trip!
Land yes, we stopped for lunch and an ice cream 🍦. . . . Both were extraordinary!
Every once in awhile the splendid people of Ireland revert to their native tongue and just go for it. BALODALA. . . This was painted on the pavement in Dingle and after considerable research we determined that this piece of ground was a Handicapped parking space. Our favorite Gaelic term, however, is one painted on the roads (Literally ON the Road) as we race around. . . GO MALL. . . . Duane assumed this meant Go faster (Why Not?) and was quickly reminded that he has no linguistic skills as the term GO MALL actually means SLOW DOWN! Speeding up around a dangerous corner can be exhilarating, of course, but Paula hates going around corners on two wheels, so Duane learned the language. 😉
This ambitious young painter reminds us that you don’t have to Drink Guinness all the time. . . There is an alternative!
We would love to show you more pictures (We took Hundreds) but we know there is a limit.
We leave you with this friendly reminder from these fabulous people. The EARTH without ART is just EH! Keep ART Alive! Speaking of Art, our spectacular Grand Daughter, Piper, just won a major Art Award 🥇 in Bloomington, MN. She’s going to be extraordinary! And Reagan, our other magical Granddaughter led her preschool class in their year ending song and killed it! She’s going to be Fabulous!