Our last destination in Ireland was Ashford Castle. It was an hour out of the way (so two hours round trip), but it was worth every second. You see, on September 7th 2012 (just a few weeks before Fox was born), Chris and I took a trip out to Simi Valley to go to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. It was there we saw a picture of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in front of the Ashford Castle during his trip there in 1984. On my blog post recap I wrote: Note to self: go to Ireland and visit this castle! (never actually believing we would).
Fast forward almost 5 years to the day, we were able to go and cross this off our bucketlist! We even posed like R&N in the same spot :)
Then it was time to find our hotel just outside Dublin and enjoy our last evening on the Emerald Isle. This is the sunrise that greeted us on our way back to the airport. Amazingly, we didn't get in a single car crash and turned in the rental car unscathed - glad to see that 3000 euro hold released from our credit card! Whew!
And that concludes our adventures around Ireland!