One of the big items on my mom’s bucket list was to go to Ireland. She always wanted to go with my dad and kept putting it off. Sadly my dad passed having never left the country. When my mom got sick in 2015 I promised when she was better I was going to finally take her. True to my word, I took my mom for her first trip out of North America at the end of April 2018.
Before I get a post up about my recent trip to Ireland, I want to offer up an article sent my way. Waiting for me at work this morning was the nicest email. Hannah (blogger Craft Junkie) shared with me her plans for an epic, 3-week RV trip this summer. I’m so jealous as I’ve never actually been in an RV and would love a 3 week adventure in one of those behemoths.
Germany does have a killer lexicon. Today was a lot of driving and a lot of sheep. Seriously though, I’ve seen more lambs today than the rest of my life combined. I wasn’t aware this was where all sheep spawn from. Also the landscape is terribly dull. I thought it was just that I was tired yesterday that I kept zoning out but it’s the roads. It’s all beautiful and the roads are in great condition with very few, shallow potholes! The problem, it’s constant green fields and straight, flat pastures and roads. It’s too calming to drive. Continue reading “Fernweh: Being homesick for a place you’ve never been to”
Two of my besties are brothers. This is both good and bad. It’s cool because knowing both makes me part of their family. I’m not just Travis’s friend or Tyler’s friend when I stop by (yep, all 3 brothers have T names, nope I’m neither friends nor unfriendly with Trevor). When I come over it’s “Hey Andy, the family friend!”
In 12 hours I should be taking off for my flight to Hamburg, Germany (via London). In 2.5 hours I am scheduled for my second emergency dental appointment in two days. God I hope I’m able to eat. What’s the point of travel if you can’t taste the food?!
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The internet likes lists and I’m getting on that train. One of the two bloggers I read frequently is Matt at Dinosaur Dracula. I’m going to blame him for putting the idea in my head. He makes lists of best toys, commercials, holiday junk food, etc. To copy him while staying with the theme of my blog, I’m going to try out lists of travel themed music I enjoy. I’ve already started compiling some themes and songs so I’m ahead of the game, but feel free to mention your favorites in the comments section.
More love for this guy! There are two bloggers I read with religious fervency. One reminds me of my best friend growing up and talks about the pop culture that was important to me from the early 80s to the early 90s. The other actually elevates me and is a solid read that should be interesting to anyone. The cool part? This second blogger gave me a shout out in one of her recent posts!
The Questing Geek covers “both kinds of hobbies; geeky and nerdy.” Queen Geek Kathy covers books, movies, TV shows, gift ideas, games, etc. It’s chic to say you’re nerdy these days, but Kathy is an OG legit nerd. For flipping sake, the name of her blog is a reference to a chimera-esque monster from Arthurian legend and she was in an article of Mental Floss! Go read her blog and watch your “to read” and “to watch” list grow. You would thank me later for turning you on to her blog but you’ll be too busy reading all of the books she recommends.
Why are you still reading this post? Go to her blog and catch up! She blogs with much more frequency than I do. The more time you waste the further behind you’re going to get.
Kathy, if you’re ever in Delaware on a Thursday night, you and your geeky knowledge are always welcome at my Quizzo team’s table!
Atlas Obscura is a great source of silly and wacky destinations. Obviously I read it a lot. The site has a series called “The Year in Wonder ” and recently asked readers to share personal stories that made the year special. I submitted a small blurb about my trip and the editors chose it as one of their favorites! I feel a little silly as another story is of a woman saving a homeless man’s life, but I’ll take the win.
I’ve not had the time to travel lately. I’m hoping to make a few small trips at the end of the month but work and home life have kept me occupied. Since I wasn’t able to travel to an exotic location, I decided to try and bring an exotic location to me! Honest, I’m not trying to turn this into a food blog, I just feel like I need to let people know I’m still alive. For the 3 or 4 of you that read this, I promise I’ll be annoying you with more inane stories soon. For now, enjoy my Indian Dinner Party that took place November 25th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Continue reading “Good-quality travel and good-quality food are the two luxuries that I never have any guilt indulging in. – CH”