First thing we did was drop off luggage at our hotel, which required driving through downtown London during morning rush hour....YIKES they drive CLOSE to each other! Once we got the hotel thing squared away, we took off for the nearest tube (subway) station and did a walking tour of the city. We ate lunch in Trafalgar Square, walked around Covent Garden (where Matthew was very intent on catching a pigeon....he never did, but he sure tried!)
Then we were on our own for lunch and the entire afternoon...woohoo! I insisted on going to King's Cross Station to see Platform 9 3/4....hehehehehehehe....so we did that...
Day 6, we boarded the bus and headed south down through a bunch of different counties (no, I don't remember them all!), stopping at Cashel Rock castle to climb around and take pictures.
Then we did a drive around the Ring of Kerry....again, more amazing scenery. I think our kids and all the others fell asleep during those 5 hours on the bus.
Day 8, We went to Bunratty Castle, which was the only castle of all that we visited that had anything on the inside, so that made it very special!
Like my hat? Irish wool, another "bargain" I couldn't resist!