Winter Trip 2018: Part 7

It was the final day of 2017. And we were going to see street art. I have previously talked about the great walking tour company London Walks. We try to take a tour every time we are in London. This time, we were leaving zone 1 to head into Shoreditch and Brick Lane. We were […]

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Winter Trip 2018: Part 4

We were in London. The best city (after Chicago). Regular readers of this blog know my love for that city. Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Too true. No matter how long I am there and how many things we do, there’s so much left […]

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Winter Trip 2018: Part 1

For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to talk about our recent trip to Germany, France, and England over Christmas and New Year’s. There was much joyous exploration, beautiful and thought-provoking art, and a lot of great plays. Our trip began in Germany with a flight into Frankfurt airport a few days before Christmas. […]

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New Mexico: Part 4

It was our last day in New Mexico! We started the morning drinking tea and coffee in the gazebo of AirBnB. It was sublime to just listen to that wild landscape. We heard the coyotes howling in the distance, accompanied by the local dogs. Magic. As we enjoyed the morning, our AirBnB host’s dog came […]

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Ireland: Part 7

It was our final day on the road trip of Ireland. The next day, we would return the car to Dublin, enjoy the capital for the rest of the day, and then fly out the following morning. So we were going to make the best of it (as always)! We had been strongly advised that […]

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Ireland: Part 6

I’ve talked about our time at the Cliffs of Moher. Now it was time to start our trek back to Dublin. Our sixth day was spent traveling to Limerick County at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Limerick itself. After a much-needed refreshing sleep, we had a lovely breakfast overlooking the bay. We were having […]

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Ireland: Part 5

The Cliffs of Moher. My best friend described it as the most beautiful place she’d ever been when we were sophomores in college. The Cliffs have remained fixed in my brain as a place I needed to go. They were the pinnacle of our trip. When planning our trip to Ireland, we decided to focus […]

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