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Ireland in August

Ireland in August...

Flower Bed - Gardens of Powerscourt Well, I think it’s time for a reminder of the beauty of summer as many parts of the northern hemisphere have been hit with lots of snow or rain. Here in Missouri we received about seven inches of snow on Monday during which I fell and broke...
Images of Dingle Peninsula II

Images of Dingle Pen...

Main St. in Dingle The town of Dingle itself is quite small but very charming! You can see how cute the buildings are. There are pubs within different businesses which is how it frequently was in the past. So, for example, there is a men’s hat store that has a pub along one...
Images of Dingle Peninsula I

Images of Dingle Pen...

Conor Pass Waterfall After spending a couple of days in Dublin, we headed across Ireland to the Dingle Peninsula. Only about a third of the drive was on multi-lane highways so it was a leisurely trip through several smalls towns. We stopped in the town of Adare for lunch and shopped...
Sightseeing in Dublin

Sightseeing in Dubli...

View from B & B - Howth, Ireland Howth is where we stayed our first two nights in Ireland. It is just outside of Dublin and we simply took the high speed train into City Centre where we bought tickets for the hop-on, hop-off bus that goes to all the interesting sites. The view...
Food In Ireland

Food In Ireland...

I have to tell you all about my trip to Ireland . . . it was fabulous!! I’m going to focus on the food in this post and will do another one on the Irish countryside and possibly a third on the towns we visited. But first the food! I had not really thought about the fact that...
Dining in Denver

Dining in Denver...

Osteria Marco on Larimer Street downtown Denver One of the great things about traveling is getting to dine in local or regional eateries that you don’t have where you live. When I was recently in Denver I had the pleasure of eating at a small neighborhood restaurant, Bang, and...
Foodie Dies and Goes to Heaven . . .

Foodie Dies and Goes...

. . . in Southern California!!! I feel like I’m eating my way around the world in Southern California! So far I’ve had Korean, Japanese, Mexican, American, and New York deli!!! Can you see why I’d think I’d died and gone to heaven? Here are a few pics from...
Relaxing on Thunder Bay

Relaxing on Thunder ...

View of Thunder Bay from the backyard. What fun to have five days of R & R at a lakeside home!! The aroma of pine trees upon stepping out of the car reminded me of summers spent at my grandparent’s cottage in northeast Ohio when I was a child. Thanks to the generosity of...