Finally some nice weather this week. The Irish have been complaining about what a terrible, non-exisitent summer they are having... thank goodness we didn't come here for the weather. At the end of the promenade on Salthill Beach is a giant diving platform...after much trepidation all three kids jumped (Jake was actually first!)
Last night we saw Trad on the Prom which is a huge show of traditional Irish music and dance. It was fantastic. My new favorite instrument is the eilann pipes, ubelievably hard to play and so soulful to listen to...
is a link to the group we saw last night... sooooo good.
Bates Family of Five English-Irish Adventure!
In order of family picture and in blog will be by initials:
Kevin Bates (KB) age not necessary
Jake Bates (JB) age 12
Abby Bates (AB) age 14
Lisa Bates (LB) age again not necessary
Sam Bates (SB)
Under the category of you never know what can happen... this family photo was taken on our vacation last summer to VA. This day we are at Chincoteague National Park after crossing the Chesapeake Bay via the bridge at the time of the earthquake. First earthquake in 100 years and where are the Bates'... having the car tire sensor light go off for ... full info