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Easter Around the World

We have been traveling overseas on annual vacations since 2009. Sometimes we go in the Spring and sometimes we are away when Easter hits. This happened to us three times since 2009 and one other time way back in 1981.

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Ireland 2019: The Siege of Dunguaire Castle

Ireland is a besieged nation. Its castles and walled cities have been besieged for centuries. The Norman conquest of Ireland began with the Siege of Wexford in 1169. The Cromwellian conquest was completed with the Siege of Galway in 1652. … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Banksy’s Street Art at the Culloden

Can you think of a better anti-establishment symbol than Banksy, the anonymous street artist who has spread his satirical message on walls throughout the world? How about a better pro-establishment symbol in Northern Ireland than the splendid but stuffy Culloden … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Three — Audley’s Castle

My mother’s name was Mary Audley Kenny. All her friends and relatives called her Audley. No one knows how she got her middle name. All her mother would say is that she read it in a book somewhere. Trouble is … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our First Irish Wedding

It was late Thursday morning, the day after our visit to the Titanic Museum, when Cousin Henry and Geraldine picked us up at our Belfast hotel and headed down the A24 to the town of Ballynahinch, about 15 miles away. … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Dinner at Siobhan’s

Seventeen years ago on our first trip to Ireland Cousin Henry’s wife (then fiancee) Geraldine invited us to meet and have dinner with her sister Siobhan, Siobhan’s husband Adrian and their family in Belfast. At the time Siobhan and Adrian … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: The Giant’s Causeway

It was our first full day in Northern Ireland and we set out early in the morning taking up the rear of a two-car mini caravan that grabbed the M2 and then the A26 heading towards Ballymoney north of town. … Continue reading

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Our Latest Trip to Ireland

Four weeks ago we departed San Francisco airport and flew off to what was to become one of our greatest vacations ever. We have been back for a week now and I am finally getting around to organizing photo stories … Continue reading

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Inarajan on the Southeast Coast of Guam

We drove around the island on our first full day in Guam last June and when we got to Inarajan on Guam’s southeast coast we parked and lingered and looked around. Most of the lingering and looking occurred around the … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Beach on Guam

Ritidian Beach lies at the northernmost tip of Guam. For many years the beach and the land surrounding it was owned by the US Navy and closed to the public. But in 1993 the Navy turned over its Ritidian property … Continue reading

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