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Over Marietta

Over Marietta

It's the last leg of the journey that began early in the morning ten days ago, the last of eight plane flights, the second flight rescheduled due to flight delays and missed connections. Looking forward to landing in Asheville and hugging Steve. The prediction is that...

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The Next Morning

The Next Morning

Three of us awakened at Alice's house at various times this morning. Karen still had her phone set to Dublin time so when she awoke at 7AM it seemed logical to shower and start getting her gear ready for repacking. It took a little while to realize that the reason no...

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Surviving Heathrow

Surviving Heathrow

It's been a morning of crazy adventure and cultural experiences. We awakened this morning at 5:15AM at the Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport having chosen these digs primarily for the proximity to our departure. By the morning's early light we packed our rented VW Tiguan...

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O’Neill’s in Dublin

O’Neill’s in Dublin

It's a family tradition. When we go to Dublin we make a visit to O'Neill's across from Trinity College. The first time was when Mother and Dad, Ken and Alice visited the Irish capital as part of a British Isles cruise. Mother and Dad knew of this venerable Dublin...

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Dillon’s in Castlecomer

Dillon’s in Castlecomer

The trip from Waterford to Dublin is but a two hour trip via the modern Motorway. We thought we'd head on into Dublin and spend some time walking around the city center. Along the way Alice suggested we find a place to pull off and stretch our legs. There aren't any...

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Waterford in the Rain

Waterford in the Rain

It's a short journey into the historic town of Waterford and we were able to find some on-street parking just a short distance from the Waterford Crystal showroom. We popped open our umbrellas and wended our way past the luxury motor coach tour buses (We abbreviate...

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Greenway Cottage

Greenway Cottage

When we arrived at Greenway Cottage in Dungarvan yesterday afternoon, our hostess Catherine was waiting for us on the sidewalk ready to show us around our home for the night. It's been a great stay here on the quay. Yesterday was sunny and last evening was perfect...

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Here’s to You, Dad!

Here’s to You, Dad!

Our Sisters Trip to Ireland was prompted by you, Dad and your desire to return to the Emerald Isle. We scheduled specifically to include not only your birthday but this day, the 1st anniversary of your wake. This evening we're in Dungarvan, County Waterford, on the...

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Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

To say that we were totally unprepared for the deep history of St Patrick's Rock is quite an understatement. We opted to not take a guided tour, and looking at the size of the tour groups, we didn't regret it, but we found so few interpretive signs that we relied upon...

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Grogan’s Ice Cream

Grogan’s Ice Cream

Our plans to visit Tipperary were vague. We just thought we'd like to see the area that our Great Great Grandparents emigrated from during The Great Famine so detouring to the town of Cashel for ice cream fit with the plan. With the help of Yelp! we navigated to...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Cobh on Our Own

Cobh on Our Own

For our first adventure together on the Emerald Isle, we walked the streets of Cobh, County Cork, explored St Colman’s Cathedral, and visited the Cobh Heritage Center.