On Friday we picked up our car at the airport and drove to Glendlough, a very popular national park. This was the beginning of a bank holiday weekend, the first weekend in June, and a popular time for weddings…the perfect storm. We got the last room at Glendalough Hotel – two twin beds. This hotel is sort of like the Old Faithful Lodge of this part of Ireland. It was quite nice.
We arrived in time to take a hike up the valley to see the forest, the lakes, and the site of an ancient monestary. It was a wonderful afternoon and evening. The wedding went on without us. They partied until 4:00 am and then were at breakfast with us at 9 in the morning. Aah, to be young again!
Here are a few photos from Glendalough.