Saturday June 8, Liz had another fun adventure planned for us, and luckily the weather was in our favor this time.
Our adventure this time consisted of Enniskillen for lunch and the Marble Arch Cave geopark, both in Northern Ireland.
One thing that we keep forgetting when we head north is that our phones don't work much, if at all. Data is slow and patchy (and expensive; roaming charges, grrrr).
Anyway, once we finally get to Enniskillen to find our lunch spot, it's no where to be found. We can't look it up on the phone because they don't work, and our GPS is worthless without express lat/long coordinates.
That's OK, there has to be something yummy just driving around that's indicative of the people and their culture. Our luck is a lot better this time as we are actually able to find a parking spot for the Tank. As we all get out and start walking around to find a place to lunch. One of the kids spots a Subway. Soon they all join in chorus, SUBWAY! Sigh, we give in, because at least we know we won't be paying big bucks for food the kids won't eat. As it turns out, we could feed each kid a sandwich and a soda for only 3£! Not to shabby for a crew of 7.
After lunch we piled back in the van and headed toward the marble arch cave systems.
Our scheduled tour doesn't start for an hour, so we start exploring the trails around the park.
Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico), but it was still pretty good. I was even disappointed when we had to turn around and return to the surface; there was still over 3 kilometers left in the main cave system!
lakeside hotel/pub. As you can see, the Irish aren't picky who bellies up to the bar . . . Also glad it wasn't an American chain restaurant.