Monday, February 22, 2010

An unplanned road trip!

James and I took a road trip a few weeks ago. It took 2 1/2 hours to get there and 2 1/2 hours to get back.... and we only spent an hour and 15 minutes at our destination!! You might say crazy.... but it was just some spur of the moment fun.

Most of the pictures I took are from the car, as we didn't have time for sightseeing!

Bit of background... we used to live in Ranelagh, Dublin before we moved back up North when Ollie was 3 months old. Ranelagh was a GORGEOUS village full of fantastic restaurants and easy transport to the city centre. One of our all-time favourite places to eat in Ranelagh was a place called Tribeca. They had reasonably priced, super good food and were always busy. James favourite was Tribeca Chicken Wings with blue cheese dip and celery, whereas I always went for the brunch menu.... smoked salmon on english muffin with poached eggs and roasted potatoes.

Busy Dublin City Centre!

I used to walk the whole length of this street to get to work

The day after James' 30th Birthday night out, James woke up and announced he had a craving for chicken wings, I suggested (jokingly) we go to Dublin to get some, James said yes... I asked was he serious... and off we went!!

Our old street!

The amazing amazing food

To be honest, the drive there felt longer than it used to... but it was worth it for the food. We both had our regulars and they were perfect. An unplanned road trip is also on my list of 101 in 1001, so i can cross that off too.

The way back to Belfast


  1. Ooh... that looks like fun! I love spontaneous road trips. I have been known to travel 2 hours (each way) to meet friends for coffee! :)

  2. Oh, I think I want to come eat with you guys! My favorite restaurant is where we lived for 18 years until last August. My oldest son's rehearsal dinner was there. It's a cajun restaurant with to-die for food. When I go to visit I'll have to "Show and Tell." Now I'm all homesick!

  3. I absolutely love spontaneous stuff like this, especially if it's food-related. Sounds so fun! Great new meme.

  4. What a fun trip. Love your pictures from the car...thats what I usually do. Lol

    Oh... and would you mind deleting my McLinky, I messed it all up. :( And of course I'll fix it after.

    Your Friend,

  5. Oh the button, very cute! I'll have to grab the code and add it to my blog. :) Thanks Emma

  6. Thank you so much for visiting my blog on my SITS day! I'm overwhelmed by the turnout!

  7. hey! great new meme! i might just join in next week!

    also... "the way back to belfast" picture is scary. what the heck are all those numbers! i'd be like on the F32 trying to find the W91 and i'd probably get stuck somewhere in R43.

    thanks for visiting my blog!

  8. oh I love spontaneous stuff like that! I just made a trip to Dublin and we went to Belfast...Ireland is amazing!

  9. Oh, it would be great if you could re-design the whole blog for me. How much would that be? I will save up for easter.

  10. I would love to be able to visit another country one day! I have a friend from Ireland. Maybe I'll get to visit soon.