Today’s the Day


“We wish that we could spend an hour at Dublin’s churning surf We’d love to watch the farmers drain the bogs and spade the turf To see the thatching of the straw the women glean We will walk from Cork to Larne to see the forty shades of green”
Author – see below

Today is the big day. Like a child before their first day of school, we are looking toward the next three weeks with excitement and trepidation. We have read extensively, watched DVD’s and talked to others who have visited the Emerald Isle. As widely as we have traveled North America, there is still that which we have never experienced, like the 8+ hour plane ride, ending in a different culture with a 5 hour time difference. Although wherever we have traveled we make a large effort to immerse ourselves in the local culture, no McDonald’s or chains (unless it is to try a McLobster Roll)! We have met people who have joined us in our car and to give private tours of their city, their workplace, even their homes. We have found unknown and fantastic eating places not found in tourist books. Our disappointments have been few, our gratifications have been many. And so we are off to the land of friendly people, who have open arms and excel at craic.

Oh, and the author of the above song lyrics – Johnny Cash, yes the man in black loved the green.
Above was written 8/6


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