Friday, May 31, 2013

The Cleveland Feis weekend is always a lot of fun.
Not only because I enjoy the work I do for the Feis, but it brings our family together.
Our family has been involved with the Cleveland Feis in one way or another since it's beginning in the 1950's.  I'm very proud that we are connected to Irish Dancing in this way.  It's not easy sometimes, but it proves that we're committed to Irish Dancing.

Like I said, it brings family together which is always a lot of fun.  Judy wasn't able to be with us because  An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha required she be in Ireland this weekend.  Boo.

PJ arrived at the Kemock B n B on Thursday in his usual late-night fashion!  And he spent the day on Friday with Dad....doing the guy thing!  On Saturday, Patrick and  Jill and the kids arrived.

The Feis on Sunday went swimmingly and Lude and I enjoyed our evening with Patrick and  Jill.   The evening couldn't have started any better when the kids arrived with flowers and a lovely bottle of Red Velvet wine from Jill!   Pizza and salad followed....A nice fire in the pit....s'mores made with Easter Peeps (their favorites)......sparklers and a camera with a slow shutter speed!
We had breakfast out after which we bade them farewell!

Lude and I returned home to collapse!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

50 Shades of Grey, the Musical was in Erie, PA yesterday.  I dropped Lude at a meeting in Erie and went over to Jessica's hotel to await the arrival of her bus!  Once she arrived, we picked Lude up and went to dinner at Smuggler's Cove.   The show was very fun, the audience loved it.  We met up with Uncle Bernie and Aunt Maureen and Cheryl at intermission and met more of the cast after the show.  We spent the night and had breakfast with Jess before their bus took off around 9.

What a wonderful weekend with our friends and travel companions, Paula and John.  If I couldn't be with my girls for Mother's Day, then this was a great treat.  We met halfway between our cities to make the final arrangements for our trip.  I think the guys thought we'd discuss for an hour and then go do something else!!!!  Friday night after arriving, we chit-chatted, went for a fabulous bar-b-que dinner and played dominos for several hours.  And, on Saturday after breakfast we got down to business!  We broke for a couple hours at lunch and then returned to our planning.  We broke again around 7:30 for a fabulous dinner at an Italian restaurant in town which was a lovely ending to our day.  We toasted to the work we'd done that day and to the wonderful time we will have on our trip!  The guys were quite amazed at how much we got done!  And, our credit cards were hot, hot, hot! 
But, we made such remarkable headway.  We'd already purchased our air and cruise at Christmas time during their "12 Days of Christmas" sale and decided to leave the final details until spring!  (and that's now!)
So, together this weekend, we booked our hotels in Rome and Paris, our limo tours and ground transport, our "hop on hop off" tour of Paris, our trip to Versailles, our airline tickets from Rome to Paris and examined all the tour options in each of the ports we visit.  We'll see the ruins of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius, take a train to Florence to see naked David!, tour Park Guell in Barcelona as well as tour the Familia Sagrada, stroll through Marseille after a visit to Aux en Provence.  We'll go to Majorca where we'll visit wine and olive groves and in Rome and Paris, we'll tour till we drop!

It's gonna be fun.  We are blessed.

Thanks for another great weekend

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Live, laugh, photograph

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day to all my Motherly friends!!!!!
And, thank you girls for being great people to Mother!
Thanks for the flowers and gifts.

And of course to our Mothers Sally & Anne.....we miss you.

The Feis is closed to entries and changes......let the craziness begin!

Friday, May 3, 2013

An unmarked bus only means one thing!
While on their travels from Connecticut to Michigan the tour had an overnight in the Cleveland area so I met up with Jess and some of the cast while they were having a late night dinner!
It was good to see her.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

I got to see our little gypsy today!  Her bus tour is traveling from Connecticut to Chicago and their overnight is in Cleveland!!!!
So, I met her after work for dinner and a little visit!
And, it was nice meeting some of the cast and production staff.
Short and sweet....

The visit, not you, Jess!