27 inches of bliss

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Why I'm writing this on a 27 in iMac



I'm almost lost as I stare at the screen to write this post. 27 inches is a lot of screen real estate to work with, but boy do I love this new iMac! It is fast, fast, fast. I never thought …

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a beautiful last day

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Well, today is our last official day of vacation. Tomorrow is a day of travel back to Dublin and then we wake up and head to the airport to see Kaia off to France and the rest of us to Chicago.

After our rain soaked day yesterday we were thrilled …

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now i know why ireland is so green

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... This morning the sky was mostly cloudy, and there was almost no wind. So I went along with Dan, Brian, James, and Joanna to do the mast ride. This was an optional 8 mile ride for the before …

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an even better day in connemara

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We woke up this morning in Ashford Castle to a clear blue sky. After a breakfast, we were left our luggage outside our door and loaded our backpacks into the van. We were on our way for 40 miles of cycling at 9:00 this morning. We only rode about …

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connemara and castles

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We are staying in a castle! Ashford castle to be precise. It's about an hour outside of Galway and it's absolutely beautiful. We arrived yesterday afternoon with our DuVine Adventures guides Kirk and Padraic. Yesterday was mostly about checking to the room, getting our bikes fit, and getting to know …

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world cup disappointment in galway

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The other night on our pub crawl, Eugene told us a story about the Irish people and how they would conquer the world. He started with the excuse that Ireland has been invaded by just about everyone else on the planet, and how Ireland has a hopeless military; but went …

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a day in dublin

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This morning we are on the train from Dublin to Galway. We woke up to a bright blue sky in Dublin, packed up our belongings, and left our little apartment for the tram to the train station. Although the apartment itself was a bit sketchy it was in a great …

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the roller derby queen in dublin

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Well last night a bit of Dublin had a taste of some Jim Croce music. I'm not sure where it came from but we were enjoying the musical pub crawl that started in Tower Square. Our two guides for the night were Eugene, who played the Irish banjo, and Steve …

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ship building lessons in stockholm

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Today we heard the name Gustavus Adophus quite a lot. With apologies to my friends in St. Peter I must say he didn't know much about ship building. In all truth it really wasn't his fault from a technical point of view, but he did pay the bill. I am …

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bon voyage oslo

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As I write this we are just pulling in to Copenhagen Denmark aboard the Vision of the Seas. We are waiting for breakfast to be served, and looking at the awesome offshore wind turbines:






Last night was our first night aboard ship and it was really great to get in …

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