|The Mountains of Mourne|
However, as the task of deciding on a destination, finding flights and accommodation always falls on me, it's been a rather one-sided discussion so far.
Himself would be quite happy with a Stay-cation - and a real one at that, not moving from home apart from day trips.
I thought about supporting the Irish economy and exploring our beautiful countryside as I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that the average American tourist has probably been to more parts of Ireland than I have.
The teenager wants to go abroad and the more exotic the better.
So there are still lots of decisions and compromises to be made.
If the weather was always as nice as it was at the weekend, I would have no problem with not going abroad. But unfortunately, if recent summers are anything to go by, there's no guarantee of sunshine and every guarantee of rain.
|Looking towards Greencastle|
One thing I do know is that if we decide to travel around Ireland, our dog won't be coming with us.
I had thought that it would be nice to take him as it would save having to put him into kennels.
However, although he is perfectly well behaved at home and when going for walks locally, once we go further afield, he forgets all his manners. The sensory overload of scents and sounds sees his training go out the window and, being a strong dog, he pulls the arm of the unfortunate on the other end of the lead.
|Fudge Enjoys A Dip|