Thursday, May 19, 2011


In yesterday's post, I had written about the little trip we took up the mountain. Here is the conclusion of what we saw, did, and ate!

This was our view.  It took us about little over two hours to get to this point.  I set my goal and I reached it. 

Bill was a blessing on this trip.  He stuck by me and making sure I wouldn't keel over and die on him.  How would I get down off the mountain if I died?  Would he need to call for the helicopters?  How would he explain to the family back home why he was coming home alone?  They would assume he pushed me off the mountain for complaining too much on how hot I was.  Just kidding. 

These next pictures are the different views from this part of Croagh Patrick.

Looking down this part of the mountain, we see that people have used rocks to form words or initials.

We took a picture of a few people doing such a task.   After climbing up, the last thing I wanted to do was unnecessary climbing. But it was interesting to know that people in much better shape did this after such a climb.

We did the next best thing, we went off the path just a bit and found some rocks or our own.

I hope it is still there when we go back.  At least I have proof that I did do this epic adventure. 

We walked around this ridge and came to the trail for the tippy top of Croagh Patrick.  The adrenaline was coursing though our veins but we looked at it with wisdom and told ourselves not this time.
I have total respect for the people that continued on this journey. 

I have mad respect for him.  I look a hot mess and he looks likes a dream.  We are a team.  We have been forged by blood, sweat, and tears.  Usually, they were mostly mine. A true partner in every sense of the word.  I couldn't have asked for a better team mate then my loving Bill.

Now to celebrate!

It wasn't champagne or caviar but it was the next best thing..  We had a few bottles during our travels so we shared this one.  Bill had the snickers and I had the Kit Kat.  Chocolate sure tasted good.  Yum.

Our view going down.  I am just glad I didn't know this is what I was in for on the way back.  Hopefully I will forget by the time I come back to Ireland and do this all over again.

John and Tyler waited for us when we came down and John took us to this place to eat.  We were starving by the time we reached the car.

It had a nice view from where we sat.

Doesn't that look so scrumptious?  Very nice way to end an incredible day.

Totally happy Abbie

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant, such a journey! LOML and I have always taken on these sorts of epic challenges when I'm totally not really up to the task. He stays beside me, encouraging me and we always get there in the end. A delicious meal at the end is worth struggling on for! x


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