It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been able to write about some of the fun and interesting posts I’ve found on other travel blogs. I couldn’t believe that in taking some time out, I almost missed the Traveling Mamas post on Romance in Ireland. There are many cynical people (Irish or not) who may twist this to “romantic Ireland’s dead and gone, it’s with O’Leary in the grave”, (sorry, couldn’t resist that), but I enjoyed reading how Ireland stole CajunMama’s heart. My only suggestion back? Next time you visit, check out the Merrion Hotel in Dublin’s city center. An oasis of refined Georgian beauty within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of Government buildings. If you can, treat yourself to a Hot Stone Therapy at the Tethra Spa. To die for.
I wrote a little about my Halloween experiences growing up, but Catherine at HaveKidsWillTravel beats me hands down in the worldwide perspective she provides on Halloween Around the World. On a related note, I enjoyed seeing photos of Mozart from SoulTravelers3 – back in the U.S. temporarily – having such fun with Wendy Perrin’s family at Halloween. So far I’ve found that meeting my travel-blogging friends in person (Pam and Debbie) has been a hoot. I look forward to meeting more of you when the opportunity presents itself.
As a respite from the Halloween festivities, Minnemom’s post on Finding Fun At the Library reminded me that now that it’s dark in the early evenings in Seattle, the short walk to our local library branch is a good way to get just a little fresh air in the evenings – and some new books too. Thanks Minnemom!
Finally, on such a momentous week, it’s only right that I end this round-up of stories and information by sharing Mara’s Mondays are for dreaming: A new world post, written the night before the Presidential election. In her heartfelt expression of her hopes and dreams for this new President, Mara dreams of “… a world where all children, no matter what their nationality, can get the nutrition, healthcare, and education they need”. Hear, hear.