A Little Town in the North of Texas

Last September we did a road trip to Arizona in our fifth wheel home and did an overnight stop in Vernon, Texas.

We ate in one of the local restaurants and we loved it so much that when we were coming back decided to stayed at Vernon again and went to the same restaurant .

Food was super good at Three Hearts Steak House

Learning How to drive in Ireland

After a great week in Iceland where Gate 1 was in charge of our vacation and we just enjoyed it, we were about to start a whole different experience in Ireland. We landed at Dublin in the morning, got our rental car and with GPS in hand we were off to go to the city. The excitement started going like three times around on our first roundabout after leaving the airport. That warm up my husband to be over conscious about driving on the right seat. Once in the city it took us a few loopy loops around the area to find a parking. Although we started to feel the pain of our adventure we were excited to walk around, eat in am Irish pub and get some traditional food.

After tummies we’re full we visited our first castle of this trip, Dublin Castle. We took a tour, I highly recommend, here I learned the difference between castle and palace. Dublin castle is two in one.

We fell in love with the city, the energy and the movement of people throughout the streets. But energy was exactly what we were lacking in the afternoon. We had a long day after traveling from Iceland early in the morning. Still we were needing to drive to Limerick that was the place we were staying, so we had 2 and half more hours to go. Around 5pm we left Dublin but leaving that area was a little bit stressful because of the traffic and our tension of not taking the wrong turn because for us was completely new driving on the right seat of the car. Once we got into the highway was a sweet drive. Beautiful mountains, tower ruins everywhere, lots of green view. We got to the hotel around eight at night, we rested well and the next day we were off to go. I will tell you what we did on the next post.

Thousand Island… I have to go back!

Before our trip to Canada, I was studying the best route to drive from Ottawa to Buffalo. I like to study my destinations before I go, and in my search, I found about this place “Thousand Island“. When I learned about it, I definitely wanted to stop on our way back. I even thought of taking a boat tour and see some of the mansions. The reality was that we didn’t have enough time on our voyage to stop and tourist the area the way I want it. But we were able to do a quick stop and fall in love with the place.
 


Lucky us, we found this observation tower on our way, that still part of Canada. We were able to have a breath-taking view with a combination of a soft wind and the sun rays reflecting on the water. I didn’t want to get down, I kept taking pictures, like that was going to bring the magic of this place with me.
 
 
There are houses in this area that cost a fortune, according to the man we talked at the top of the tower. Just look their views, only that is half of the cost and value of the house.
 
From the tower you can see the border to cross to US territory.

Plus more amazing views…

 All this beauty is just a fraction from the 50 miles stretch of islands that  covers few towns,communities and two countries. I am planing to go back! That’s for sure, don’t know when, but if you want to learn more of the things that you can do here visit their website or contact me.
Until then,
xamlinnette:)
Daily Prompt:Voyage