Yesterday we got to go inside the Roman Colosseum, which was incredible. Pictures of that will be forthcoming, but for now here's some more pictures of Ostia Antica that I wanted to share.
We saw some amazing ruins yesterday. I've been to Pompeii, and these ruins were every bit as impressive as the ones I saw in Pompeii. They didn't have the grandeur that the ruins in Rome do, but they were absolutely wonderful to see. It's basically a whole city that you get to walk through. The… Continue reading Ostia Antica
In an effort to get more material on the blog, I am doing an unauthorized post. 🙂 you see, my dear wife take so much pride in her blog that she really goes into the detail, especially with her photos. She edits all of her photos. She wants to tell a very special story. Bless… Continue reading A Quick Post
Our time in Ireland went by way too fast! I guess that tends to happen when you are enjoying life with your family, not working and any sort of routine is non existent. I want to be on vacation forever!:) It was impossible to see everything there is to see in only 3 and a… Continue reading Highlights from Ireland
As a mom, you lose sleep. As a mom of three, you lose LOTS of sleep. It happens. It's part of the territory. I'm ok with that. I've come to realize that it wont be forever and like most trying things in parenthood, its only temporary. I used to pride myself on how good I could handle… Continue reading Humbling Moments
We got to stay on a farm! A real farm! After a week and a half in Galway, we traveled to the east side of Ireland to Castledermot. It is absolutely beautiful over here. Rolling green hills and pastures, little windy roads (Luke has not enjoyed driving on them, or on the opposite side of… Continue reading The Farm
What is really of value? What things do we cherish? It's interesting to me that my favorite "tourist" experiences have to do with the people I meet and experience Ireland with. Galway City was wonderful. I loved the stone streets that are open only to walking. I loved the old pubs. I didn't love… Continue reading The More Important Things
Hi! I keep meaning to update everyone on what we have been doing from my perspective. My goal HAD been to post every night after I put the kids to bed, but I always end up falling asleep before I get around to it. Traveling has definitely tested my abilities as a parent but I'm… Continue reading Catching Up
As it turns out, Ireland is pretty chilly. Ireland sits on the 53rd latitudinal parallel. Which means it sits equal with places like Kagamil Island of Alaska, and portions of Quebec, Canada. For some reason I had no idea of this. At the winter solstice the sun is only visible for 7.5 hours. At the… Continue reading The Land Of Ire
(This was written on the flight from L.A. To Philly) Vacation is wonderful. Traveling stinks. I say that as I sit in this airplane for the last four hours now, the second long leg of this trip. I know, cry me a river, right? This flight is definitely going better, though. Kids, as usual, continue… Continue reading A belated tale from the flight to Philly.