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Not so random question

You know how everyone is all “time to save and cut spending”? Why have I taken this moment to become obsessed with buying a new car and plan a month-long vacation to Scotland and Ireland?

Oh, if anyone knows good tour companies in Scotland and Ireland leave suggestions in the comment section!

This is a must see for Dawn: Description
The Old Jameson Distillery offers you a window into the romantic past of the art of Irish Whiskey making. Although Jameson is sold all over the world today, it has its roots in this small distillery in Bow Street, founded in 1780 by John Jameson. Begin your tour with an introductory video “The Story of Jameson”. Afterwards you are invited to sample a complimentary glass of Jameson, which is the worlds fastest growing whiskey. (45 minute tour).
Afterwards browse the exclusive gift shop and relax in JJs Bar.

15 Responses to “Not so random question”

  1. Karol Says:

    Do not do a tour. NO TOUR. Just wing it. That’s the best. And I can give you a ton of Scotland advice and a little Ireland advice too.

  2. Dawn Summers Says:

    “just wing it” hahahah have we met?

  3. Karol Says:

    I can help you with a really good plan.

  4. Dawn Summers Says:

    hahahahaha “I can help you with a really good plan.” I HAVE met you! hahahahaha

  5. Michael Bates Says:

    No tour is right. Rent a car. My Scotland and Ireland experiences are a bit dated (1994 and 1995, although I was in Edinburgh last summer), so dated that I posted them on Usenet.

    If you must use a tour guide, I recommend Gordon Tait, who led the tour of Scotland and England I took last summer with my son’s boys’ choir.

    General advice (besides renting a car):

    Stay at B&Bs — great way to meet locals and learn about fun places to visit that you’d never find in a tour book.

    Michelin maps are the best for showing the kind of road you’ll be driving on and about how fast you’ll be able to go.

    Rick Steves’ books are good for learning about off-the-beaten-path places to visit.

    County Donegal is not often visited, but it is beautiful.

    Also, for seeing some lovely scenery and getting in the right frame of mind, I recommend the following movies:

    Local Hero
    Hear My Song
    Waking Ned Devine

  6. Dawn Summers Says:

    Ooh, thanks! I understand the whole general “no tours” suggestion but I am 1) lazy and will, if allowed, sit in a hotel room for two weeks watching back episodes of Supernatural, while promising myself that “tomorrow” I’ll go outside.
    2) the person that still gets lost in Brooklyn, NY. That same Brooklyn New York where I was, born raised, and bought property. I would probably drive into a Loch on my first day and be eaten by Nessie.

    One must know one’s own limitations. I need structure.

  7. Dawn Summers Says:

    And drivers.

  8. Dawn Summers Says:

    If Hollywood starlets and Shia LeBouf would be this honest with themselves, we’d have fewer drunk driving accidents.

  9. Dawn Summers Says:

    Huh, why haven’t I thought of this comment count self padding before.

  10. Michael Bates Says:

    One more tip: The green mushy stuff on the plate next to the fish and chips? Not guacamole.

  11. Dawn Summers Says:

    Oh, I only eat at identifiable American food chainstore when travelling. How do you say “Where is Burger King” in gaelic?

  12. Eric Says:

    Huh, why haven’t I thought of this comment count self padding before.

    Can we get a ruling from the line judge on that?

  13. Michael Bates Says:

    So maybe a tour of Sonic Drive-Ins in Oklahoma is a more realistic plan for you.

  14. Gib Says:

    If you’re talking about Season 3 of Supernatural, that might actually be the best use of your time. Season 3 was really cool.

    If all you have is Season 2, you may want to go outside after a couple of episodes.

    Although Dean being a jerk never stops being entertaining.

  15. Pi Says:

    learn how to drive stick. and stop for the sheep.

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