Goodbye to Friends

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

One more day of wonders

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