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Roundstone to Galway via Cong (Ireland)

September 30: Roundstone to Galway and Cong.

Some scenery on our drive to Galway via Cong.The movie ‘The Quiet Man’ with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was filmed in Cong. 80 more words

Road Trip

That Time My Sick Dog Scared the Daylights Out of Me...

Hello!  The weather is finally starting to perk up a little!  There is a bit of sunshine trying to peek through the clouds, and the temps are supposed to be nearing 70 today.  314 more words

Leffe Bruin


/deep, mysterious shade

/fine-pored, steady fume

/while everybody saw blond as the winner, this brunette brew is definitely the signature beer. Fine, flavorful with a slightly caramelized taste, very soft on the tongue. 12 more words


Margam wanderings

The weather had been dry all week, the day’s forecast was for warm, sunny weather, and there was nothing to do around the house, so we decided that it was high time we renewed our season ticket for Margam Country Park. 676 more words


My feet are buried on a high hill, deep in the hard soil. I am proudly standing on this particular hill, looking over the deep forests and the landscape of not very densely sitting buildings, made by humans. 755 more words


Monks and Ghosts

Saint-Hilaire is a pretty village of ancient stone buildings and a more-ancient abbey, nestled in the first hills that rise from the plain of Carcassonne until they become the mountains of the Pyrénées.  411 more words


One Sick Puppy (and how to get her to take her meds!)

Hello!  I swear, this has been the longest January EVER.  It was snowing yesterday, and the temps today are finally “warming up” into the 40’s!  Woo.  438 more words