To the Pitch!

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While we did go on a few scenic day trips, we also spent several days just doing everyday stuff, like going to a Gaelic football game.  Compared to an American sporting event, one might describe this experience as “all business.” You arrive at the pitch, pay your way in (no tickets), and go to the…

The High Life

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Our day of the Wild Atlantic ended there in Cong.  Not only is the town quaint and cheery, the forest vast and adventurous, but it is the location of Ashford Castle. Having survived yet another two-hour walk together (our kids may never walk with us again), this was a perfect way to cap off the…

The Wild, Wild Atlantic

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They don’t call it the Wild Atlantic for nothing.  There is so much beauty it is almost overwhelming, and the wind, terrain, and extreme colors make it almost seem dangerous. It’s kinda unbelievable how much we did in one day.  It seemed fine at the time, but looking back, whoa!  That seemed like several days.…

Arizona Magic

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Since surprises are the best, and our kids get rowdy with anticipation, we completely took them by surprise when taking them for a year-long-planned adventure to Arizona.  We were “still unpacking” from our trip the weekend before, so the suitcases raised no suspicions.  We got everything ready, and scooped them into the car at 4:00am. …

When I Was in Kindergarten

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As I send my second son off to kindergarten, I realize it was this time 30 years ago that I started kindergarten.  Some may be surprised at how much I remember about kindergarten. I was in the classroom closest to the playground, before they rebuilt that end of campus.  My teacher was Miss Cathy, though…