Damp, Muddy & Happy · Introductions · Ireland December 2012 · Ireland January 2013

Returning to Ireland

Yes… I am returning to Ireland.

I had a wonderful time this summer. If I could use one word to describe June, I would use “saw”. As my vacation wound down, I simply felt like I wasn’t finished. Sara and I saw A LOT! We put over 2,200 miles on that ugly, orange car.

My one word theme for this trip is … “explore.” I simply want to wander. I have a list of possibilities, but I am working hard not lock in a schedule. I want the same flexibility we had this summer; going with the ‘flow.’

  • Christmas Markets (Kilkenny, Waterford, Killarney ….)
  • St Nicholas’s gravesite, as legend has it
  • Window shopping
  • Christmas Mass
  • Photography … Yes, even in December/January
  • and much, much more ….

My packing is almost complete. Sophie is a bit worried … She is heading with me tomorrow for Lena, IL. She will once again stay with my parents.

With that, I will be posting … as an American in Ireland over the holidays.