Learning to Count and Giant Beehives: Final Day on Inishmore

You don't go to Ireland expecting fabulous weather, but our first full day on Inishmore (which you can read about here and here) brought AMAZING weather. So amazing that Mr Husband managed to get a sunburn on his cheeks to match the saddle sores on his, um, well, other cheeks. Unfortunately, our weather luck didn't … Continue reading Learning to Count and Giant Beehives: Final Day on Inishmore

More More Inishmore: Rocky Temples and Traffic Donkeys

Ireland really is a land of mystery. After all, where else can one day last two weeks (on Earth, that is)? Last week we ditched Finn McSpool sometime in the early afternoon at Inishmore's Poll na bPeist (aka "Wormhole"). Now, it's time to hop back on Killer (that would be Killer the Attack Bike for … Continue reading More More Inishmore: Rocky Temples and Traffic Donkeys

Finn Learns the True Nature of Evil in Ireland

Don't get me wrong with that post title. The Irish aren't the evil ones. The majority are, in fact, helpful, welcoming, and able to talk circles around you. However, they aren't always good at keeping evil Englishmen off their island. This inability of the Irish Border Control to recognize evil was true in the past and … Continue reading Finn Learns the True Nature of Evil in Ireland

Finn McSpool: Star of Kinsale’s Charles Fort

"War, huh, good god, what's it good for?" The next line is supposed to be "Absolutely nothin'" but war is actually good for one thing (at least in Kinsale, Ireland, anyway): fascinating architecture to explore. After Finn's self-discovery/holy revival in Cork, I thought we better get out of town to let things settle down. Since … Continue reading Finn McSpool: Star of Kinsale’s Charles Fort

Beastie Self-Discovery on the Streets of Cork, Ireland

After our little side trip into local library culture last week, we're back in Ireland this week. And while we may be bidding a sad (and buttery) farewell to Kilkenny, it's time for new locales and for Finn McSpool to experience his version of self-discovery. Yeah, probably best not to guess what that means, just … Continue reading Beastie Self-Discovery on the Streets of Cork, Ireland

Finn “Robin Hood” McSpool Takes a Detour to Waterford

We're back with another stop on our tour of all things Finn McSpool. Finn, damn it, stop hogging the keyboard. Sorry, about that. That should read, another tour of all things Ireland. While Kilkenny is a gorgeous little town that I could nestle into for a month or more, one morning Mr Husband and I … Continue reading Finn “Robin Hood” McSpool Takes a Detour to Waterford