Day Tripping outside Munich… Linderhof, Neuschwantstein, and Oberammergau

In planning my adventure in Germany and Vienna, I knew I wanted to schedule a day trip. One where I could sit back, relax on a motorcoach, and let someone else handle navigating from point A to B to C. This allowed me to experience a scheduled day tour. I arrived at the meeting point with plenty of... Read More>>

Dachau and Nymphenburg Palace

I decided on a morning excursion to Dachau. There are many tour companies that offer tours to Dachau if you so choose. I decided to venture out on my own and use public transportation. Getting there was as simple as a tram, train, and bus ride. I am pretty directionally challenged, in other words I... Read More>>

Munich City Tour

My time in Munich wasn’t long enough, but it did give me a glimpse of this beautiful and fun city. To begin my exploration, I felt an independent city tour would be best. I decided to begin with a Rick Steve’s recorded tour of Munich; however, found out very quickly that this wouldn’t work... Read More>>

Kilkenny to Dublin – the home stretch

Started the morning early. The room was very nice and breakfast was great. We were on the road by 9 a.m. As I said yesterday, we didn’t get to spend a lot of time here. The drive from Kilkenny to Dublin today took through the Wicklow Mountains. The mountains were very pretty. Snow was visible... Read More>>

Killarney to Kilkenny

We had missed going to the Dingle Peninsular yesterday we thought we’d try to see part of it today. The weather is still not the best. It is typical Irish weather from what we hear. We drove northwest from Killarney toward Tralee. It was decided in advance that we would drive until 10:30 and... Read More>>

Galway to Killarney via Cliff of Moher

Today started out not so great. We had asked for a 7:00 wake up call, but it didn’t happen. That put us two hours behind schedule. We got up and going and left as soon as we could. The breakfast room was much busier and noisier at 9:45 that at 8:00. we got on the road with Brenda driving. We... Read More>>

Connemara and more – by bus

Today we woke to the sound of the crashing surf. It was wonderful. Again, I was too warm with the heavy comforter. Brenda was very comfortable and said she slept great. She loves the pillows! We got up to our wake up call at 7:00 a.m. to be ready for our pickup at 8:40 a.m. for our scheduled tour.... Read More>>

The first full day in Ireland.

It actually started out in Germany. We landed in Frankfurt at 6:20 a.m. in Terminal A/Z. It was a very long walk to Terminal B. We were both glad for the walk though after sitting for so long. We got to the gate and found some benches nearby. I think we both took a bit of a nap there while waiting.... Read More>>

Ireland Here We Come!

Sunday, February 27 we were up and heading to Detroit for the flights to Dublin. The drive was great and getting let out right at the departure terminal was a real plus. Big thanks to the husbands for taking us to the airport! Check-in at the Lufthansa counter was quick and efficient, as was the... Read More>>