Heading to Ireland tomorrow, so thought I’d post one last time before I set off for two weeks.
I am so excited for Ireland. For many reasons.
First, this is the first time we’ve had two weeks to travel and just have fun with each other since that fateful trip to Chicago in July 2008. Granted, we haven’t had a bad life since then – a trip to Florida, Baltimore, Spain and several places around England – but this is the first all out full two week holiday. Jock doesn’t have to worry about work, I’ll take a break from writing and let my head have some breathing space. We can go where we want when we want to.
Secondly, Ireland just seems magical. Maybe it’s the stories of Leprechauns, pots of gold, four leaf clovers and Guiness. Or, maybe it’s the way it’s depicted in the movies as lush, green and sprawling country side with simple, nice, happy people. However it is magical, I don’t care. I just know it will be.
Finally, it’s where most of America’s ancestors come from. I know that I have a few from there, and I want to experience firsthand the luck of the Irish – why there are so many of them all over the world! I feel like I’m going to be changed by this trip. Don’t know how, but just a feeling. Hopefully the change won’t just be that I have far fewer British Pounds than when I set out…