Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Irish Car Crash

I am working on a great post for today, but I wanted to share one of my funnest experiences in Ireland.

Back story.... we were driving around Ireland through The Burren area, it's so beautiful! Really incredibly spectacular! And as we saw things we stopped to take pictures:

We kept driving the most extraordinary coastal roads. On the way back the girls had to use the potty, and we found this adorable Pub to stop, which by the way, the boys called it a Potty and a Pint stop:
While we were there I started a conversation with the Pub owner John Vaughn about a story I had heard about a drink that contains some Guinness and you put in a shot of something-er-ather. John continued to tell me about a man from Nevada that visited his pub for a wedding - and taught them how to do a "Car Crash" and apparently it's become quite the thing at his Pub. The man from Nevada's name was John Vaughn and the Pub owner's name in Ireland is John Vaughn, and the Pub Owner's father's name is John Vaughn (not to confuse matters) -

So the Irish son John Vaughn (pictured above with me and Tux), explains that this is a drink that is about 3/4 of a pint of Guinness and you drop in a 1/2 shot of Jameson and a 1/2 shot of Bailey's and chug, chug, chug.

My friends ordered dessert, and I ordered me a "Car Crash" - by the way if you are ever at Vaughns in The Burren you must try the Bread and Butter Pudding! Oh My Gosh!!!

Anyway, back to "The Car Crash"- John Vaughn didn't think I could do it, so there was definitely some pressure.

So with out further ado... Melissa and "the Car Crash":

The Glass after the Crash....
Me after the Crash....

During the trip, I continually drank about um-teen many Crashes... Thank you John Vaughn from Nevada for bringing the "Crash" to The Burren!
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