If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. ~ Glenn Clark
Tramore, Ireland: Fenor Bog
22 Sept. 2010 According to a helpful and informative sign (shown a few pics down), “Fenor bog is a place of peace…” I must say, it was quite lovely and peaceful when we stopped by that afternoon. The sign goes on to say that “…21 out of the 31 Irish Butterfly species occur here.” Gosh! …
Quote: …keep yourself clean and bright
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. ~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright
Happy Arthur’s Day! At first I was a little disappointed this picture came out blurry, but then I realized it was quite fitting. Heck, I should probably blur it some more!
Tramore, Ireland: Beach and Surroundings.
22 Sept. 2010 According to http://www.tramoretourism.net, Tramore is southeast Ireland’s “leading holiday resort.” It seems that people love beaches everywhere you go. And no matter what the temperature, there is always someone who will give you a funny look if you say, “Are you daft? Swimming? Here?!? It’s COLD!” But then, I grew up in …
Quote: Humor is an affirmation of dignity…
“Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.” ~ Romain Gary (1914-1980) French Writer
Drilling into a volcano
Naples, Italy: “Scientists to drill 13,000ft into active volcano in test that could cause earthquake…” Coincidentally, I hear that Ireland is lovely in October. Ahem.
FULL! IRISH! BREAKFAST!
…in one handy package. Sweet!
A fellow travel blogger recently asked how she could modify her content to better address British readers. I advised the following: "Add "u" and extra syllables to words like "humor" and "aluminum." Put your quote marks inside the final punctuation. Talk about football a lot. ;)" I love Drew's comics. He also writes …
Featured photo: Tasty Zanzibar
Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania Mmm! Nothing says Zanzibar-flavored love like dried octopus! Mm, mm, mmm!
April in Ireland: Part 2 (handy link)
April in Ireland: Part 2 (handy link) Handy link for the front page of TourAbsurd, since I backdated the original entry. Cheers!
April in Ireland: Part 1
April in Ireland: Part 1 Link for the front page. :)
29 August 2010 A few pics that Dario took around Kinsale. :) Kinsale Old Head Horses near Kinsale Near the Old Head
Open source cola? Naw, but it’s Fair Trade!
Rosemary & Olive Oil Almonds
Napa, USA When Dario and were in Napa visiting Emily and Charlotte, we stopped at the Robert Sinskey Vineyards for some wine tasting. The tasting was pretty overpriced, frankly, and there was only 1 wine — the 2008 Pinot Gris — that we all really liked. I will say that although we tried several other …
Now that’s funny. I knew that we culture-starved Americans borrowed everyone else’s festivals, but I didn’t realize other folks borrowed ours. …Well, except for Pizza Cowboy in Guidonia.
Dario feeds the lorikeets
Dario feeds the lorikeets. Sooo cute – the birds, too! ;)
Pith helmet + cheetah = AWESOME!
Pith helmet + cheetah = AWESOME! Dario and I went to the San Diego Wild Animal Park today. They were selling pith helmets. We simply had to buy a matching pair. Now our tour is truly absurd. ps: this cheetah is nearly as close as the one in Tanzania. ;)