Newport, County Mayo–the WRONG Newport

I left Limerick with my heart in my throat—it had been an easy drive from Shannon Airport to my hotel in Limerick, about 15 miles along a “motorway” (freeway), and my hotel was on the near side of town, easy to spot—third exit from the third roundabout. (God bless Google maps!) So far, no . . . → Read More: Newport, County Mayo–the WRONG Newport

The “Titanic” blog—not “enormous,” just a disaster (for me)

I’m back from Ireland, back in my home in Spello, and I’ve been trying to figure out how to tell this story, write this blog. The day after I met my Irish cousins in Limerick, I was picked up by Martin (one of my cousins) for a day of visits to family heritage sites near . . . → Read More: The “Titanic” blog—not “enormous,” just a disaster (for me)

Family Ties in “The Old Country,” Ireland

April 30, 2017

This current trip began on April 20, when I arrived to open my home in Spello and clean for guests arriving from Sacramento and staying for 2 weeks, while I had to go elsewhere and leave my home to them. After considering many options, including visiting Sardinia’s beaches, going back to . . . → Read More: Family Ties in “The Old Country,” Ireland

“What happened to your blogs? Where did they go?”

I came back to Spello for this current visit with an agenda: getting blogs posted as soon as I could, and starting right away with a “bridge blog” to explain why so many months have gone by without any new posts–in fact, more than a year. It’s been an extraordinary time for me, with many challenges . . . → Read More: “What happened to your blogs? Where did they go?”