Rambles, Plans, Dreams

It doesn’t take much reading between the lines to figure out that I love to travel.  I adore planning out new holidays, pouring over travel books and reviews, searching the internet for the best deals.  I am a frustrated would-be pilot (maybe one day!), so I love the airport/flying part, the thrill of sitting in the airplane seat, feeling the roar of the immense engines as we tear down the runway for lift-off.  I love seeing the new sights, smelling the new smells (well, sometimes)  and trying out new foods.

I found a great passage from Last of the Donkey Pilgrims by Kevin O’Hara that encapsulates many of my thoughts:

” ‘Tis the beauty of travel, isn’t it,” she looked wistfully upon her poor but scenic domain, “seeing things you’d never see if you just kicked about the old place.  And you’ll take it all home with you, won’t you, these memories, and be all the better for it.  Well, be off with your rambling, so, and I’ll keep on with my dreaming.”

“It’s only a half-door you’re standing behind,”  I told her.  “You could easily hop over it.”

“Oh, I know,” she smiled, “but could I ever hop back in again?”

Enjoy your rambles, planning, and dreaming.  Slainte, Lisa

Fix Your Eyes

A series of photos on the Lakes of Killarney…look at all of them and tell me where your eyes are fixed and focused.

 Most of you probably said the bridges.  That’s what my family and I found ourselves watching as we traveled towards them.  Our eyes traveled ahead and focused on them and watched as they grew ever closer.  In the vast lake, it was strangely grounding to see the bridges and know our destination.

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2a)  The most amazing focal point ever, grounding and giving of the best destination ever.

Travel well and with your destination firmly set in your mind.  Slainte, Lisa

For the Love of a Good Sheep Picture

For a person who owns no sheep, I certainly seem to be fascinated with them.  People who do own them tell me that they have their share of problems. (As do we all.)  But you have to admit, they are cute and furry, with their little plump bodies and small legs.  Hence, I have an excessive amount of sheep pictures.  Today, I am sharing two of my favorites with you.  And if you see a sheep today, baa happy.  Slainte, Lisa

Two content sheep with Joshua at Kell’s Priory

Sheep with nice haircuts

 

 

 

 

 

100th Post Party…Win a Free CD!

Ross Castle

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Wait for it………………….

IT’S the 100th POST PARTY on Irish Music, Oceans and God’s Love!  🙂

And you can win a copy of my new celtic CD “Flight of Freedom” by answering the following question in 100 words or less:

Tell me the reasons that you would love to travel to Ireland, or if you live in Ireland, why you love living there. 

I will read all the answers and attempt to judge fairly the most creative and heartfelt response.  When the CD’s arrive in about a week, I will mail you one free of charge.  Come on, join the party!    Slainte, Lisa

It’s A Small World, Ireland Edition

We just returned from a fun family vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  And I must be a big kid, because I had just as good a time as my 5 year old daughter.  🙂  My very favorite rides are the two I loved as a child, “Peter Pan’s Flight” and “It’s a Small World.”  The first ride goes without saying…”FLYING!!!”  And Small World has all of those wonderful little dolls dressed up from around the world, singing to me in their languages as I float along peacefully in my little boat.  When we got to Ireland’s part, I had to laugh at the stereotypical representation of leprechauns and pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, but I still loved it.

I’m sorry if I have now caused you to sing “It’s a small world” in your head all day; you could always hum “You can fly; you can fly; you can fly” instead if you prefer.  🙂

Slainte, Lisa