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Water Zorbing Anyone?

Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
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Well if only it would have been open for the season! We skipped through the country for about 45 minutes to a cute little quiet town with really pretty colored houses in Tralee for the soul purpose of going Water Zorbing. What is Water Zorbing? It's where we stuff our self in a clear plastic ball and race across the tiny lake from one end to the other in this big plastic ball with a time limit for only 15 minutes. Great way to stretch your legs and get some exercise. And even though I've never been a fan of enclosed spaces, we wanted to try this activity so bad I could taste it! And since it was not running for the season, we decided that instead of staring at the crowd of people in the building while everyone was staring back at us tourists, we grabbed some desserts and pretended like we knew what we were doing! I like to feel like I fit in once in awhile and they had free WIFI. Who knew! We were able to play games like battleship to blow some time and it was actually great!To my surprise a lot of locals hung out here. We only stayed for about 20 minutes but still it was a great time with the kids!

Now let's talk food. Grab your napkins, forks, spoons and condiments at the counter. This is a small cafe type place inside of the building at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Center and I don't think it closes for the season, but the outdoor activities do close for some odd reason. There was no snow here, so I don't get it, but anyway, lets get back to talking about food, which was the reason why we hung around during our visit. They served really big slices of super yummy desserts along with stuff to drink. We had some chocolate nuts with peanut butter brownies and some really gooey lava bars. I think it was made in house, but then again they could have very well ordered it from a local bakery and had it shipped in. Either way, it was really tasty and creamy. And I devoured mine while I was thinking of ways to con management into letting us take one of those cute plastic balls out on the lake. Maybe next time!
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Culture and experiences

Tralee Bay Wetlands
Tralee Bay Wetlands
Great tasting food. However, one thing I found really strange about Ireland in general is that they don't give away free grocery bags, they make you pay for shopping carts and they won't even help you bag anything. The same pretty much applies to restaurants no matter where they are located on the island. Here they have the standard salt and pepper shakers along with forks, spoons and knives sitting out for you to take at your leisure. I guess I have no vote in this situation but still I found it kind of odd. And come to think of it, I don't even think they gave us a glass to pour our soda pop in. Although when I really think about it, it is the cleanest country I've ever stepped foot in, in my life! Very eco friendly country!

Points of interest

Tralee
Great place to hang out for the day while in Ireland. The famous point of interest in Tralee is the oldest working windmill in all of Ireland. But there are also a lot of activities to do within this town. From the great views to the big beach. You can go swimming in the pools of water that surround the bay area in this town. We found this place after checking out websites for things to do in the area and I'm glad we did. I'm sure there's alot more to do here other than what we did, but if you come to this town, check out their website first and plan accordingly to your likes and interests.

Restaurants

Tralee Bay Wetlands
Tralee Bay Wetlands
When you go to this Bay Wetlands restaurant, you need to try some hot tea with dessert of your choice. The Bay Wetlands has great reviews and great customer service! I would recommend stopping by just to get some food!

Special activities

Tralee Bay Wetlands
If you like being on the water in an enclosed ball, this is definitely a place to mark on your must do's while in Tralee. This place is located on a small bay with anice sized lake in the middle of the wetlands. From what I could see there were trails we could hike, gardens to explore and swammpy areas we could cross. Even though I'm not a fan of being in enclosed spaces, I didn't want to skip this. But we had no choice.

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