Saint Patrick's Day is the anniversary of our first date. I tried to take her out to dinner, but we ended up over at her brother's house for a cook-out and NCAA basketball. Now that's a great way to start a first date: "Hey, how about we go over to my brother's place? I'd like for them to meet you." Luckily, it turned out OK, and we're still boyfriend and girlfriend 11 years later. Someday she might even make an honest man out of me.
I surprised Irish Woman on the night of our wedding by telling her we were going to Ireland for our honeymoon. We went the following May, and had a wonderful time. Ireland is a beautiful place, with the nicest people I've ever met. It's definitely on our list of places we'd go if living here became a bad option.
So say your prayers, drown the shamrock, and remember that there are fair, green places left in this drab world.
|Seacoast south of Dublin|
|Bray, County Wicklow|
|I almost died backing up the car so she could get this shot|
Somewhere between Tipperary and Limerick
|Pepperpot Castle, Powerscourt|
|Waterfall near Powerscourt, County Wicklow|