Today was a really fun, but rainy day. Kacey, Laura, and I woke up from a great sleepover in our double bed and headed to meet our Day Tours Unplugged coach. There were about 12 of us on the tour including some rather obnoxious, yet funny Californian airline workers, our guide named Martin, and a French couple that spoke no English. The tour left from Dublin at 9AM and we made our first stop at the Dun Laoghaire Pier. It was actually sunny and the view of the coast was gorgeous. We then continued on into Wicklow County also called “The Garden of Ireland”, which is where scenes from both P.S. I Love You and Braveheart were filmed. It was so green and almost mysterious with the mist from the rain. We drove through Dalkey (home to Bono, U2, Enya, and Van Morrison) and then through Loch Tay. When we came to the P.S. I Love You Bridge, Martin was kind enough to pull right over and let us get out to see it/take pictures. After the bridge we continued on through the Wicklow mountains, through Sally Gap (setting for many Braveheart scenes), and then stopped in Glendalough for lunch. For lunch we went to a darling little Bed & Breakfast where we had scones and hot chocolate.
On the P.S. I Love You Bridge
After lunch we went to an old settlement and toured a tower and church. We then had a few hours to explore two different lakes. It rained off and on, but the setting so beautiful. After the lakes we loaded the coach and headed back to Dublin. We unloaded at the stop near Temple Bar and headed back to Bad Ass Café for the exact same dinner. We then got cute Ireland sweatshirts and wondered around town. On our way back to the hotel we noticed a movie theater and decided to go to Love Happens. Let me just say that I feel dumber having seen it. It was so cheesy and stupid. After the movie we went back to the hotel and went to bed.
At the Lake
Our Engagement Picture
Exploring the Settlement