Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I hope everyone is wearing something green… don’t want anyone being pinched out there. 😉
I am actually wearing a green top I purchased in Ireland when I visited there last year. I flew out to Ireland on March 20, missing the St. Patrick’s Day celebration over there by three days!! I still had a great time and would love to go back, I can’t believe it has been a full year since my visit!
Unfortunately the trip to Ireland was an ill fated trip for my camera at the time. I took all of these wonderful pictures on the visit, only to discover my camera was missing when I boarded the plan back to the U.S. never to be seen again. I did manage to steal some pics from my travel companions and what better day to reminisce in the memoires of Ireland then on the day that celebrates its heritage?
Our first adventure off of the plane was to tour the Guiness Factory. This was at 9:00am on a Sunday morning I might add.
We stayed in Northern Ireland and were able to visit the Giant’s Causeway
The traditional Irish breakfast, an Ulster Fry… i.e. Heart Attack on a Plate. You have your Fried Potato Bread, Soda Bread, Fried Egg, Sausage, Bacon, Mushroom, Grilled Tomato, Baked Beans, Chips and of course and an Ice Cold Pint to wash it all down with. 🙂
Don’t worry I only had one of these the entire trip and it was gooood!!
Now back to present day America where I didn’t wake up to the rolling country side of green as far as the eye can see…. sigh….
Instead I awoke to the dark early morning dew and ran a healthy 5.5 miles in 48 minutes.
And there was also no Ulster Fry on my menu, though looking at the picture above really has me craving one! Instead I had my traditional bowl of cereal, at least I tried to give it some St. Patrick’s Day flare by putting it in a green bowl. 🙂
I had 1/2 cup Kashi Honey Sunshine, 1/2 cup 365 Brand Cinnasnaps, 1/2 cup 365 Bran Peanut Putter Puffs, Strawberries and Oiskos Honey Yogurt.
A traditional Irish breakfast or not, it was still a yummy bowl of cereal to me! 🙂
How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today? Are you wearing green? Any traditional Irish beer or meals in your future?