Counting the cars
On the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come
To look for America,
All come to look for America,
All come to look for America.
We haven’t been back from Europe long, but we were ready to hit the road again – this time closer to home, and in a car. Continue reading
For four wonderful months, we have had the opportunity to get to know Italy, England and Ireland in much more detail than we had acquired in 40 years of sporadic visits. Thanks to everyone who came along for the ride.
The amount of time we spent here was new, particularly for Italy, where we traveled around for 88 of the 90 days permitted by visa restrictions. And of course, the amount of time it’s been since our first and subsequent visits to all three places has lengthened. Continue reading
We spent the last full day of our European adventure revisiting a few special spots in Dublin. The National Museum takes us back to earliest Celtic times, and makes me crave their jewelry. Don’t know what else they were wearing, but their use of gold 4,500 years ago is not to be believed. Continue reading
We had a day of some diversity, thanks to a tour we took of out of Dublin to County Wicklow, starting with a tour of the Powerscourt Estate gardens. The house, originally a 13th-century castle, was extensively altered during the 18th century starting in 1731, and following a fire in the 1970’s, it was renovated in 1996. Continue reading
One hundred years is not so long, particularly when it commemorates a time of great civil unrest, as we well know in the U.S. Continue reading