Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Five


Day Five (9/18/18): Irish Roads are Mad! After a late start and a long breakfast with Dorothy, Tim and I set out to explore County Cork. Our first stop was at the bayside town of Bantry. The weather was beautiful as we strolled around the bay and the city centre. Blue skies and pleasant temperatures … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Five

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Four


Day Four (9/17/18): You Can Take the Yank Out of America... So…we don’t tip? I got to put my American naivety on display in the morning, following a good Irish breakfast at the hotel café. I realized that I hadn’t put a tip in our hotel room for housekeeping. I pulled out €20 and headed … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Four

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Two


Day Two (9/15/18): Iceland, or, Never Bring an Umbrella to a Wind Fight It was 11 am local time when we landed in Keflavik, Iceland. We disembarked into overcast, 40-degree (Fahrenheit) weather, although I didn’t notice it initially because I was overjoyed by the return of blood flow to my legs. Once inside the terminal, … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Two

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day One


Friday, September 14, 2018: Marching Bands, Flying Guinea Pigs, and WOW Moments There’s nothing like having a parade to send you off on your journey in style. Okay, so maybe the parade wasn’t exactly on my account. Truthfully, it was the local high school’s homecoming parade. However, they were marching right by my house…so I … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day One