Old Jul 22, 07, 4:28 pm
  #40  
EileenSRN
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Westfield, NY (BUF)
Programs: USAirways, SPG gold, Marriott Silver
Posts: 451
Some thoughts...

The Waterford Crystal tour was very good, if you like crystal. There are no seconds - they melt the mistakes! Very nice showroom and a collection of "Not available in the US" booklet to check out. Blarney isn't far. We did the Castle and grounds while with the tour. While there are over 700 steps, it was so busy when we were there, there was plenty of resting time on the way up. According to my hubby, I didn't need the certificate I got for Kissing the stone! We're going back to the Blarney Woolen Mills. It's supposed to be the main "Outlet" store. If it's not, I'll let you know. The store has many other things besides woolens. The cost of living is much higher than I had anticipated. In Western NY I can do lunch for around $7.50 USD. The same things here are about 9.95 Euros. Exchange rate today was USD 1.42 = Euro 1. But everything is "Grand" non-the-less.
2 more nights to Fota...

Eileen
EileenSRN is offline