Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ireland Trip

Here area few pics from our wonderful trip to Ireland last September. First is a picture of the old castle near Dublin in a little town called Trim. Good first stop since it's only 30 minutes from the airport. Please don't ask about the history of these places because I already forgot. It's old, okay?

Okay this sign says it all. It is the nourishment that kept us going throughout the trip.

Okay now a few shots of the hills just before the west coast. Lovely area full of sheep, wool products and pubs which serves the magic exlixer, Guinness.

Okay, now onto the coast home of boats, fish and of course more Guinness. We spent a couple of days unwinding in the little town of Dingle. Then hit the road again for some beautiful coastal towns.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Okay, I promised more posts so here is Mary in the Salsa Garden.

I think it's trying to pull her into the shrubbery.

And here is one from a view point point near our cabin.

The Indian PaintBrush have been wonderful this year along with all the other flowers that I don't know the name of.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Yard Work

Well it's about time I start writing again and since I haven't been traveling I am going to write about what I am doing, gardening. Mary and I have been spending most of our spare time working in the dirt. Here are a few pictures of our work.

Mary does a great job with the pots, planting flowers and several tomato plants. I usually do the heavy duty work, mowing, laying hard scap and digging out the weeds and plants that have gone wild.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Yelapa 2009

It was everything I thought it would be and then some. It was more like a picture from a South Sea Island than traditional Mexico. Four nights and five days in the tiny community of Yelapa. No cars, buses and trucks. Mostly foot traffic and a few Burros for the tourists to get around in a hurry, sort of. The Burros where also used for transporting goods and services around town and up river. Boats also played a major role in delivering everything from food, water and people to Yelapa. They would land right on the beach and then turn around and head off again. Future posts will give a detailed look at each day that we spent in this charming little town just 45 minutes from hectic Puerto Vallarta.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Beer bottling weekend

Bottled the first of two batches of home made beer today. It is supposed to be a English Bitters, followed a receipe from the beer making store, Stomp em Grapes. No picture of the beer yet but here is a shot of a friend who stopped by to help.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Bushes last weekend

Old George W will be heading off into the sunset next, and none to soon. It's amazing we made it through 8 years of him in office. Of course with the current economic situation, many feel we didn't really make it without serious damage to the world.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hello World, this is my first entry. More to come! Here is a picture of my family tree.