Monday, December 21, 2009

Traveling Round Ireland with a Fridge and Irish Rental Car Companies

I read this interesting book about a guy who travels around the country of Ireland with a fridge. The title of the book is aptly named "Traveling Round Ireland with a Fridge," by Tony Hawk.

The whole concept is that this guy is a comedian and one drunken night makes a bet with a friend that he could hitchhike around Ireland with a mini fridge (you know the type college students typically have). Once sober he decides to go through with the bet.

The story is quite funny actually, though it helps a lot that Hawks is a comedian and writes as one also! The tale of the bet catches the attention of a radio DJ who is popular around all of Ireland and Hawk gets to give daily reports of his whereabouts and any adventures that ensured the day before. This helps Hawk get A LOT of rides, from beat-up trucks to car rentals in Ireland.

It is a quick read, if you are traveling this holiday season, as I am, I recommend reading this book - plus it will help put into perspective all the aggravation that is the flying/driving experience during the holidays, you know crying kids, overbooked flights, snow, etc.

*You wouldn't have problems though if you had this Dublin Airport Car Hire!

6 Comments:

Blogger secret agent woman said...

Not the skateboarding Tony Hawk, is it?

6:16 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Sounds like a fun read, maybe I'll get a copy before returning to Fl. So where you off to gal?

8:56 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Sounds like a cute book to read.
Have a great Christmas and New Year!

11:06 AM  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Well, the fridge thing has already been done. Maybe if you hitch around the country naked or something you could get a sponsor and a book deal.

7:57 PM  
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Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Secret Agent - no not that Tony Hawk, ha ha : )

Mommantor - I'm at home!!

Brenda - have a lovely Christmas as well!

Joe - ha ha, naked, not me! That would be horrible, trust me : )

9:20 PM  

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