Our place here in Cobh is absolutely beautiful. It makes me happy : )
The day started off with a trip to REDFM, which is a trendy/hip radio station in Ireland. As soon as we walked in the door you got the same vibe you hear on the radio inside the actual station. One main lady helped by bringing people in to talk with us. We talked to the sales, programming, and production directors. Oddly enough radio is done in a format that the U.S. should definitely take on. They actually still make money AND still keep people interested! One very interesting fact that actually has to do with my web project is that on the radio they are not allowed to promote drinking or even talk about it in anyway. So for example if they were broadcasting outside of a night club they wouldn't be allowed to say come in for $2 draft night yaddayadda. We do that religiously in the States, but not seen here. Interesting stuff.
Next trip = Blarney Castle...and you know what that means!!!
When we arrived at Blarney Castle immediately Nicole and myself ate. I had this awesome egg-salad sandwich. Besides the point...on to the juicy stuff. The grounds of the Castle were stunning. Everything was so green and there were cows! We explore the underground dungeons a little but than decided we need to find what we were really after...the stone! Seriously, we were on a mission. It felt like we were climbing the Statue of Liberty to get to the top of the Castle. The steps were worn thin from people walking and soo narrow. At last! We arrived at the stone. My nerves preceded me and I was having my doubts. But I kissed it! I feel more intelligent and can speak more eloquently already.
I thought it would have been more magical. I expected to have a moment there with the stone. Instead I just had a moment with death and it was awful. I have never been more terrified to be dangled off of a Castle before. Hmm have I done that before?
After touring the grounds a tad more and than doing some shopping (for only you 3 readers of course though) we hopped back on the bus for a night of relaxation...consisting of exploring downtown Cobh.
I think I laughed more this night than I ever have. I love my Ireland friends <3