Kickin' it in Killarney & at Cliffs of Insanity
Trip Start Aug 28, 2011
63Trip End Jun 30, 2012
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"Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!" -Vizzini
One of my favorite movies has to be, without a doubt, The Princess Bride. I'm sure many of you will agree that it is, indeed, the perfect mix of humor, adventure, sword-fighting, romance, and men in rodent suits, and ever since I saw the movie, I always wanted to make the pilgrimage to the Cliffs of Insanity, more commonly known as the Cliffs of Moher. That just happened to be one of the stops during the tour and you can bet your bottom dollar I was quoting the movie sporadically throughout the day.
"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something." -Westley
On the way from Galway to the Cliffs, the landscape changed dramatically from lush green fields to sparse brown clumps of grass
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." -Inigo
Before we went to the Cliffs, we had a stop at the Burrens. This region was underwater approximately 35 million years ago and the landscape is incredibly surreal, with dark stones smoothed and curved from years of erosion. As I mentioned before, I'm not particularly comfortable with heights, but my experience at the Carrick a Rede bridge seems to have unleashed the thrill-seeker in me. Carefully, I sat down and scooted to the edge for a better view of the waves crashing below. My most daring moment was laying on the ground and scooting forward to look down the cliff. Maybe I might be able to take on a roller coaster next? Hmmm...maybe not...
"You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles." -Miracle Max
Finally, we arrived at our destination
"We are men of action, lies do not become us." -Westley
After our dose of fresh air at the cliffs, we headed to Killarney and went to the Grand Hotel, featuring a band called The Clockworks. The band played a lot of covers, and the lead singer even handed me the mike for a verse of "F--- You" by Cee Lo Green. The singer had tons of energy and even did justice to "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele...while crowd surfing. We danced into the morning and I went back to the bed and breakfast, sure to avoid the ROUS's, and excited to see what the next day had in store...
In keeping with today's theme, my salutation will be a little different...
"As you wish,"