Explorer Beastie’s Holiday!

As some of you might already know, Explorer Beastie and I took a couple of days off last week and escaped to the countryside! And we really couldn’t have timed it better, since our trip coincided with another brief guest appearance from the ever-elusive Irish Summer.

Explorer Beastie couldn’t wait to get outside…

We're on HOLIDAAAAY! CrawCrafts Beasties…And he was soon on the lookout for the perfect sunbathing spot. Check out that view behind him!

Explorer Beastie Chooses A Sunny Spot - CrawCrafts BeastiesAaaah, just right!
Explorer Beastie Catches Some Rays - CrawCrafts BeastiesBut it’s not in Explorer Beastie’s nature to spend an entire day sitting around. It was only a matter of time before his thirst for adventure got the better of him… Fortunately, we found the perfect place for him to explore! What’s down that path, I wonder?
Where are you going, Explorer Beastie? CrawCrafts BeastiesOoooh, interesting! Let’s check this out!

First we had to walk through the woven willow tunnel…
The Gateway to the Fairy Forest - CrawCrafts Beasties…And look what we found on the other side!
The First Fairy House - CrawCrafts BeastiesA fairy house! At first, we thought this was a one-off… But then we spotted more!
It's a Fairy Town! CrawCrafts BeastiesWe’d stumbled on an entire fairy town in the forest! Some of the houses were easier to reach than others…
Visting the Oak Fairy - CrawCrafts Beasties…But Explorer Beastie enjoyed lunch at the Dew Drop Inn, and a quick browse in the bookstore afterwards.
Lunch and Shopping - CrawCrafts BeastiesHe also had fun taking pictures with our new friend Izzy! Here she is helping us to set up a photo beside a perfectly Beastie-size house. Thanks, Izzy!
Explorer Beastie and New Buddy - CrawCrafts BeastiesWe never did find the owner of “The Giant’s Lair”… although I think he must have been at home recently!
Explorer Beastie and the Giant's Teacups - CrawCrafts BeastiesClearly he shares my love of doing the dishes!

After our forest walk, we stopped in the courtyard for human-sized food before heading for home. Explorer Beastie waited for us in the herb garden!
Explorer Beastie Hanging Out in the Courtyard - CrawCrafts BeastiesWhat are you all up to this weekend? If you find yourself in Slieve Gullion Forest Park, don’t forget to say hi to our fairy friends in the forest!

24 thoughts on “Explorer Beastie’s Holiday!

    1. Beasties in Vegas? That HAS to happen sometime! Although I’m pretty sure they would jump on the roulette wheels and ride around until they get dizzy. Have a great weekend (and good luck πŸ€‘)!

        1. If he did, he didn’t tell me! He did get mistaken for one of the local residents by some other passers-by, though… And one little boy spotted him and said, “Look, it’s a sock!” πŸ˜‚

  1. Are you sure this is a fairy forest? I think perhaps Architect Beastie may have spent some time here. But the way, I’ve decided you need to produce some “Have Beastie Will Travel” bumper stickers or t-shirts as a marketing ploy, I mean “strategy.”

    1. Hmmmm… Well I DO still have some fabric paint left over from the last time I made a Beastie t-shirt, and it would be a shame to waste it… As for the fairy forest, I think it was legit. I didn’t see any fairies, but SOMEONE has to live in those houses, and there was fairy dust everywhere. Compelling evidence, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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