Off to the Emerald Isle


Well, we’re off to Ireland tomorrow. Technically this is a vacation, however no doubt I’ll run across some accessible finds along the way. And even though I’m on holiday I’ll still blog here and there. After all, I love to blog; and I don’t want to miss out on doing something I love when I’m on vacation.

Ireland is really making great strides in access, but to be honest I’m just looking forward to the holiday. And part of looking forward to it was doing almost zero planning. After all, I spend a lot of time planning my editorial research trips so I didn’t want to have to do that for a vacation too. I just bought the plane ticket and then called my friend Ann at Undiscovered Britain and told her to book a rental car and find us some nice places (manor homes and castles) to stay. And she did it all.

Charles wants to visit Bushmills Distillery (he loves their whiskey) and I want to visit Belleek (I collect china tea sets, so guess what I’m buying there), but other than that we don’t have any must-sees. I pretty much just gave Ann free reign.

So when people ask me what I’m going to do in Ireland I reply with a very intelligent, “I don’t know.” But I don’t.

And playing it all by ear will be half the fun – and so very opposite of what we do on our editorial research trips. I’m really looking forward to it.

Oh, and no; I’m not flying Ryanair. For those of you new to my blog or my writing, do a search about Ryanair or the evil Michael O’Leary on my blog. Truth be told, after all I’ve said about his airline, I don’t think Michael would let me aboard!! But then again, I wouldn’t want to give hiim my money either!