The Running Realtor: Memories of an Ireland Trip.

A blend of ramblings about Real Estate & Running around New Haven County and the Connecticut Shoreline

Memories of an Ireland Trip.

Strange the things you remember as the years pass. We visited Ireland almost a decade ago and I still recall the vivid colors, the lack of people, the food and accommodations.

Green was certainly given a new meaning as we toured the countryside. Every color seemed exaggerated from the lush fields right down to the deep blue sea.  Looking back at the old photos they don't seem to capture the scenes as colorfully.

 

 

 

 

The over thing that stands out was the cleanliness and lack of clutter. We rarely saw locals on the streets or in their yards.  Since we are in the Real Estate Business paying attention to curb appeal is second nature. All of the homes seemed to have the quiet feel of a ghost town, as if the entire island was staged.

 The food and four star accommodations are also etched into memory.  Since I have a bit of potato farming blood in my ancestry I tend to have a hefty appetite.   Even a meat and potatoes guy like me found the variety lacking.  I consumed more lamb on that trip than I have in the decade since.

By day three or four I would have paid anything for a good old American hamburger and fries at lunch and a thick juicy steak for dinner. I don't remember if Corned Beef & Cabbage was on the menu but they always had plenty of Irish Stew.

The hotels were clean and comfortable but not really comparable to say the Ritz in Naples or hanging out at the one near Laguna Beach.

I never did look at real estate prices, I usually like to compare things to my home.

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY !

Comment balloon 7 commentsNo Longer Active • March 17 2007 02:28PM

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Opps.... Been in here blogging and just peeked

out the window to see what the wife's up to...

Guess I wasn't typing fast enough.

I snapped a picture and put on a pot of coffee!

That should be worth a ton of bonus points...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Looking at that picture, I don't think you are going to get any bonus points for not helping her with the snow.  I don't think you are going to like the bonus that she is going to give you.......LOL
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 11 years ago

Hey George-

You got that right - One husband, 3 sons and look who is snow blowing!

Sandra

Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Sandra, you have my respect.  That many men around and you take control......you go girl.
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 11 years ago
You would never find cornbeef on the menu.  When the Irish got to America it was the nearest thing to the beef they ate back home.  So it became Irish.
Posted by Beth Bastian, Simi Valley Real Estate (Rosemont Financial Inc) over 11 years ago

Sandra... You neglected to say I was down with the flu most of the day.

George... That snowblower scene is a first... It's always been me and a shovel.. I'm a little stuborn that way kindof like John Henry... Man vs Machine....

Beth... I didn't know that, thanks.

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago
To late Dan, the picture tells the whole story, you can't take it back now.......LOL
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 11 years ago

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