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Category: Ireland 2014

The Great Blog Experiment

May 13, 2014

I did say this blog would be an experiment, and the experiment continues. There are some things about blogging that are different from facebook and sending personal emails, notes, and postcards, so this is part one of the results… Blogging is a bit like teaching a large class. The audience is really broad, and while…

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Giant’s Causeway

May 12, 2014

So…when you go to Ireland…make sure you get to the Giant’s Causeway on a sunny day. Words fail me, and one photo doesn’t begin to tell the story. If you do a google search on Giant’s Causeway (images), you will find lots of iconic images of the natural pavement reaching out to the sea. They…

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How did we get to be so lucky?

May 12, 2014

I remember gazing longingly at perfect pub hotels when travelling at 20 – and very occasionally staying at a cheaper one. We would splurge on afternoon tea at the Great Russell Hotel when we went to London. Coming down the stairs to the lobby as a grown-up guest (at special bargain rates for one night)…

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I know…you all warned me it was wet in Ireland.

May 10, 2014

The girls and I all love maps. Glorious detailed ones. Preferably showing all the roads. Jessica says I can find roads that are not on any map and that navigating a car from hiking maps is not her idea of a fun time. Jessica is now in Paris so I am free to indulge my…

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A Day at the Beach

May 10, 2014

After the Ring of Kerry we needed a quiet day, so we headed off to one of the beautiful local beaches, and curled up in the sun for an afternoon nap. Of course, the weather was a bit cool and windy for bikinis, so we made like the toddlers in their weatherproofed strollers and enjoyed…

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Do the locals really drive that fast?

May 8, 2014

This is a tribute to every man in my life who has ever thought that driving on the UK side of road was a challenging – and therefore fun – part of a vacation. Not that I don’t. Here is the thing. Staying on the wrong side of the road is the smallest part of…

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Roots, Rocks, and the Ring of Kerry

May 8, 2014

In the first post, I mentioned my Great-Grandmother Kells, and her mother, who emigrated from Ireland. They were strong women with great clarity, and for several decades, I avoided returning to Ireland because I thought I might discover that it was home and not want to leave. This was not unreasonable. The country is beautiful,…

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Giant Azalea

May 6, 2014

Well folks – tonight we went out hiking in the rain and the dark just to get you all a picture of a blooming azalea! (Some clever person may tell us this is actually a rhododendron – never fear – we saw both. It was getting dark so we didn’t slow down for the full…

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Trinity College Library

May 5, 2014

Some places fill everyone there with reverence. Chartwell (Winston Churchill’s home in England) is one of those places. Westminster Abby is another one. The Long Room at Trinity College is another. I am not sure which image l like best (I have to choose one). The first is the red bicycle below a sign pointing…

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From Snow to Spring

May 5, 2014

It started to snow just as we were leaving Edmonton on Saturday evening, prompting shouts of victory from many passengers on the plane. Sure enough, the country side was lush and green when we landed in England. In Dublin, we found gardens full of tulips, a fuschia tree 10 ft tall, and a thick hedge…

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