It has been said that a picture is worth 1,000 words, so this post will have very few words, and LOTS of pictures.
Last week we had (in my opinion) a perfect day on vacation. Of course it involved all things I love with the people I love!
The day started with an early lunch at The Happy Pear in Graystones, sometimes I think we go to Ireland just so I can eat at their cafe.
After lunch we stopped at the Powerscourt Waterfall. I didn’t know what to expect, as you can see it was STUNNING!!! The boys loved playing in the stream at the bottom of the waterfall and climbing on the rocks
View of the waterfall from above (this was taken when we were hiking)
Quinn saying “Ta-Da” I am the king of the waterfall!
Zoli trying to say no, I am the king, Quinn looking like he is going to push Zoli off to regain his kingdom! Boys will be boys…. right?
Seamus & Matt having some guy time on the top of a very high rock that mama didn’t want to climb up… once again, boys will be boys
Still up on the really high rock, I’m trying not to think about them falling or how in the heck they are going to get down. Did I mention it was high!
At least I thought it was high and sheer… maybe I just worry too much, what do you think? Sheer rock face, raging waterfall behind, slippery rocks, two of the people you love climbing around on there..
getting ready to leave the waterfall and fueling up for our hike.
Me and my boys after everyone was safely off all high slippery rocks!
We left the waterfall and for our hike on the Wicklow Way. Have I mentioned how beautiful it is in Wicklow!
I think we are in the right place!
Entrance to the trail. I wonder what we will see along the way…
Let the adventures begin!
I felt like we were hiking in a magical forest
Downhill…. you can’t see it in the picture but when the boys got to the bottom of the hill there was a sheep on the path!
One of the stunning views along the trail. What beautiful weather we had
I loved the purple and yellow flowers
last scenery picture, but how perfect is this stone fence
notice the dry shoes on the rock in the left, notice the boy on the left, imagine how boy on left could “bump” shoes on left…. into the river and Seamus had to hike back to the car with wet shoes! ick!
A patch of clovers along the side of the trail – I think they must have brought us good luck, since right after we saw them Seamus was walking on a log that stuck out over the edge and the branch cracked, he was able to grab onto another branch! Yikes, what a moment!
Here is the branch Seamus was walking on right before it cracked/broke!
And that was our beautiful, perfect day.