• Day31

    Welcome back to the USA

    March 3, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Maira Maria and Lois welcomed us to Chicago and drove us to Milwaukee.
    There we had an incredible meal and received a variety of homecoming gifts including sweet spring hyacinths and a flowering shamrock plant.Read more

  • Day27

    Bantry / Slan

    February 28, 2020 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    A rainy cloud swept day with another storm Jorge moving through. The Goldcrests are pleading to let them in.Notice they are each carrying tiny sticks.
    The blooming camellias are so lovely.
    Irene and Googy came to say goodbye .
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  • Day25

    Bantry continued

    February 26, 2020 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    The lovely quiet of the seaside cottage is so soothing.
    We enjoyed the visits of the Goggy and the Gold Crest birds and the clearing of the weather.
    We had coffee with Tony Christie a Labyrinth expert and lunch with Bob and Pam, friends from Wisconsin who have lived here for 3 years.Read more

    Ronnie Smith

    So cool!

  • Day23

    Bantry week

    February 24, 2020 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    What a cozy cottage by the sea complete with the friendly dog Goggy.
    Today we visited Kristin Gleeson an American author who has written 15 books including one about Saint Gobnait. She lives near
    Bantry with her husband Dave from Cornwall.
    We presented her with a gift of a book of his poetry on behalf of our friend Ronnie an author and Gobnait fan and she was delighted.
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    Ronnie Smith

    lovely view, wow...

  • Day21

    Ballyvourney ( one more time )

    February 22, 2020 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    The local book store and the local library’s resources made it possible for us to copy an out of print book about Gobnait.
    I love libraries and local book stores and most of all, I Iove people who love books.
    We had a long and laughter filled lunch with our friends Eileen and Peader.
    We met Eileen when she was the Ballyvourney Librarian who took us under her wing in so many helpful ways.
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