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Erin go bragh

Writing this post in Westport.  County Mayo.  Ireland.  The family is taking a tour or this very green and very wet land.

We have seen some awesome things.  The Guinness Brewery tour is a lot of fun, even though I can’t stand the stuff.  We had dinner and show at The Irish House Party and a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle.  We have seen the Cliffs of Moher – extremely windy on our day there – the Ring of Kerry, and the Dingle Peninsula.  Breathtaking scenery all around.  Got to see a sheep demonstration, complete with sheep dogs herding the flock.  We have eaten in a few pubs.  Beef and Guinness Stew is pretty damn good.

Yesterday, we met with about twenty of Brenda’s distant relations, all quite happy to take their Bank Holiday and spend it with us, for about seven hours in the hotel lobby.  Waiters from the bar kept the drinks and food flowing.  They were extremely happy to meet Chet, my father-in-law, who was first cousin to their parents, who have long since passed on.

We have a few more days here, followed by a trip back to JFK on the most uncomfortable plane known to man.  While a 757 is, I am sure, completely safe for intercontinental travel, it seems a little small on the inside, at least the way American Airlines has it laid out.

Administrative Note: I came up with some posting categories when I started this blog a year and a half ago.  I see the need for more of them now, starting with Travel.  Will work on that when I get home.


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