Route 66 – with a teenager! (2)

  Vacations with kids can be demanding.   Vacations with one kid will present different challenges.   Vacations with one teenager.….. well…. There I was – all set to divulge our family secrets and then thought….  Hold on!!   This is the guy I’m depending upon to take care of me in my (rapidly advancing) old age!!! An […]

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Savannah – a stroll Downtown

  Oglethorpe – there’s a name that’s mentioned often in these here parts.   It all started with a General James Edward Oglethorpe who founded Savannah in 1733.   A British MP and philanthropist,  he suggested to King George that a new colony be established with settlers made up of debtors and unemployed.  He had definite ideas about […]

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Vignettes from a lifetime of Travel

S is for Standing on THAT Corner!   Parents are an embarrassment to their kids – that’s just a fact of life.   But there’s no rule stating that we can’t take malicious pleasure in it on occasion! In 2007 we drove Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.  One early morning,  the road brought us through […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

N is for NYC New York has to be my favourite city (after Dublin of course!).   My first visit was in the height of summer,  1983.   As a teacher,  living in temperate climes,  I remember totally glamorising and envying those office workers sitting with their packed lunches in Central Park.  I’ve had the privilege of […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

E is for Early Mornings   I’m not an early riser – in fact I’d rather not do mornings at all  – they’d be banned if I’d my way!   However,  I have been know to drag myself from the bed before sunrise when the occasion begs it and wow – what a world there is […]

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