Mom discussing world peace with the Dutchmen.
and internet access is spotty. This will be short as Mom is waiting with me to meet Martha at Gus O'Connor's pub for some traditional Irish tunes. All is well - sorry the blogs have been few and far between. I will try and upload pics soon - it has been kind of crazy trying to find a place with wireless access. We are on our second night in Doolin & will be off to Glengariff, Co. Cork tomorrow morning. It will be a long drive - crossing the river Shannon on a ferry boat (oh god, not another ferry!) Our 19 hour journey from Cherbourg France to Rosslare Ireland was nothing short of an adventure - we made it to Irish soil and I took a lovely picture of my first Guinness in the motherland. I love it here - went for a run in Doolin yesterday afternoon after arriving & it was spectacular. You can see the Cliffs of Moher from our rooms. Mom and Dad are having a good time - Dad has a bit of a cold, so he is not joining us tonight. Luck of the Irish is following us wherever we go as we were at McDermott's Pub last night listening to music (Doolin is the Irish music capital of Ireland) and after the rugby match finished - lo and behold the Patriots v. Cowboys game was beamed in from Dallas! I nearly fell off my chair (ok, I had a few pints in me too) and made the acquaintance of two US Army officers taking some well-deserved time off after 13 months in Iraq- Todd and Skylar o/k/a Danny - and cheered on the Pats towards their final annhiliation of whatever you call the Dallas Cowboys professional football team. Sorry to my comrades in Dallas, but it was sweet. Of course, Danny is from Indy so we had a nice (ahem) discussion of Colts/Patriots. Was out until god knows what time this morning and skipped the day's festivities to nurse horrific hangover. (I did two shots of Irish whiskey? With a one-legged cab driver named Ted...and of course the US Army dudes...) Crazy. Anyway - sorry this is short ... will update you more later hopefully there will be a connection in Glengarriff. Miss everyone. Kate