In Which I Sea a New State

Firstly, that ‘a’ is intentional. This week I’ve seen a new state and city – Seattle, WA.  This is a really cool city.  The buildings are old, the people are eclectic, the locale is by the sea.  Sure – I am here in the summer so the weather is grand, but heck, surely it cannot…

In Which Ireland Calls Part Two – The Highlights

The first day of driving exploration started with breakfast by a couple of lovely Irish gents. We were going for our first Irish breakfasts, and succeeded. The big breakfast, two sausages, two puddings, two bacon, and an egg. Winning! The place looked small from the photos and the outside but it was roomy and fun…

In Which Ireland Produces Family History

The family tree as I have it at the end of the trip. So we got to the Bailie Hotel, a little late as we noted earlier. Barbara was amusing, she was all if he’s taking me out he’s going to buy me lunch too. They had eaten at the hotel and highly recommended the…

In Which Ireland Calls Part One – Dublin

As you’re all well aware Wednesday we left for Ireland. The plan was to land in Dublin at 1030 on Thursday and do a little sight seeing then sleep before the Friday wedding. The reality was somewhat different. We left for the airport and our flight from Denver to Dulles was delayed 20 minutes, no…

In Which a Quiet Week is Had

This week is another odd week.  Tuesday was 4th July, which I understand is a cause for celebration.  Because the birth of a nation that needs to be made great (per the head of state no less) is a nation to be celebrated.  I read it more like the people want to celebrate an independence that…