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Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin November 15th 2019

We started out the day with a visit to Dublin Castle. It’s actually the headquarters of the government. Part of it is really old and we went on a tour underneath where you can see walls built by the Vikings ca. 1035 ME. Then we went to the Archeology Museum where I finally got to see bog bodies in person (I’ve researched them in the past as I find them fascinating). From there, we lunched on Cornish pasties. I know they‘re English, not Irish but they’re irrestible. We realized that we needed to get out of the city to see the topography of Ireland so we took a 20 minute train ride out to Howth (pronounced Hoth with a long o) Howth is a fishing village located out on a narrow peninsula (see map) and we ... read more
He still has fingernails.
Bog body #2
Close up of #2.

Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin November 14th 2019

It was really cold today and I’m just not used to that. I had to buy a wool sweater made in Ireland just to keep warm. We walked quite a bit, through the Temple Bar neighborhood and we also toured the Guinness Storehouse, the old brewery which is now a museum. We had fish & chips and Irish lamb stew for lunch. We are committed to staying up at least until it gets dark around here. Here are some pictures from our adventures.... read more
Coopering at Guinness.
Old beer making equipment.
An inside museum wall from the 1700’s.

Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin November 14th 2019

We arrived in Dublin at 7am Dublin time (10 hours later than California time). It’s rainy and cold but hey, I like that. We rarely get this kind of weather in San Diego. We’ve checked into The Brooks Hotel, showered and now I’m trying cure myself of jet lag. There’s a Starbucks nearby so that will do the trick. Our flight from Newark was only one hour longer than our flight to Newark. We had even better seats on this flight but I wasn’t able to get any sleep despite having a down pillow, gel pillow, down comforter, a cotton blanket and eye blinders. Stay tuned for pictures of our adventures later today.... read more

North America » United States » New Jersey » Newark November 13th 2019

We just arrived at the Newark Airport in New Jersey and have four hours to while away. Thank goodness our business class tickets allow us to suffer in the United Polaris Club (Thank you Kevin for spending all those times in coach class gathering up our miles). Our flight here was wonderful as we had lay back beds even though it was a day trip. Our next flight will arrive in Dublin at midnight PST so look for another post at that time. And just a shout out to a Rudy, who is manning the house and our four legged children, Callie, our wonderful housekeeper and Jamie who came right away and determined that our freezer had not gone kaput at the last minute before our trip.... read more
lounge areas everywhere
Amazing buffet
more amazing buffet

North America » United States » California » Encinitas November 3rd 2019

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm creating a blog for our African Safari. I'll be posting photographs and documenting our experiences as we travel through Ireland, South Africa and Zambia.... read more




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