Boomeresque:Definition
1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

Ireland

Romantic Escapes

January 24, 2017 17 comments

February has many people thinking about romance. Young lovers may find themselves feeling romantic pretty much all the time, but for those of us who are older in more mature relationships, it’s often the approach of Valentine’s Day or an anniversary that reminds us to reconnect with our loves in some way other than a […]

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Zentangle Diva’s Challenge #259 – Saint Patrick and Ireland Edition

March 14, 2016 17 comments

green Ring of Kerry, Ireland

This week, the Zentangle Diva challenged us to tip our tangling hats to Saint Patrick. I rather unimaginatively based mine around a 4 leaf clover, only to then look it up and discover that 4 leaf clovers have nothing to do with Saint Patrick nor Ireland. Oops. It turns out, I should have unimaginatively based […]

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Ireland Road Trip — The Ring of Kerry

April 11, 2013 24 comments

After our visit to Kinsale on the southern coast of Ireland, we had a relatively easy driving day to Kenmare where we spent the night at the comfortable Watersedge B&B to rest up for tackling the Ring of Kerry. Once again, I managed to find us a B&B that was a good hike out of town across […]

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Ireland Road Trip – Kinsale and the Spanish Armada

October 24, 2012 18 comments

Ned Kelly's Bar in Kinsale, Ireland

If you like to travel in geographical or chronological order, click here to go back and check out Part One of our Irish road trip. Like most travelers, I delight in seeing new places, meeting new people and, of course, eating. (People, seriously, why don’t we have clotted cream with our scones in the U.S.!?!) […]

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Ireland Road Trip – Kilkenny and the Rock of Cashel

August 8, 2012 38 comments

Traditional Celtic Cross from Graveyard Rock of Cashel

Since I have already thoroughly unburdened myself about the terror induced by driving on the “wrong side” of the road in Ireland in my last post, I can move on and explain why, like childbirth, it was totally worth it. There was a time in our lives when we had more time than money. “More” money […]

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The “Wrong” Side

July 30, 2012 32 comments

Our Irish rental car, our Nissan Tiida

Baby Boomers are the mostly likely demographic to have the financial wherewithal to pay for escorted travel.  The advantage is that you can arrange to travel in a small group with professional guides who have vetted hotels and restaurants and who can add value to your sightseeing experiences.  Another advantage is that you leave the driving […]

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Baby Boomer Dublin Days

July 17, 2012 19 comments

After recovering from our overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland, we were ready to explore.  I invested in two guidebooks that were helpful in planning our Dublin sightseeing:  Rick Steve’s Ireland and Eyewitness Travel’s Top 10 Dublin. Of course, these were supplemented by other sources on the internet. I  also read  A Brief History of Ireland: Land, People, […]

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Eire (No, Not Pennsylvania) — Ireland, The Emerald Isle

July 3, 2012 18 comments

Our six hour, forty-one minute flight from Philadelphia, PA to Dublin, Ireland was  uneventful except for: The screaming babies (yes, that’s plural); The weapon size wrench the guy next to us found in his seat; The poor little kid who threw up down the aisle on her way to the bathroom—and the poor flight attendants […]

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Wassup with the Vikings?

June 16, 2012 13 comments

No, not the Minnesota American football team.  I mean the real Vikings, like Erik the Red (Leif Erikson’s father) who sailed across the north Atlantic in long boats from Iceland in the 980’s, beating Christopher Columbus to the New World by over 500 years. Then there’s that unfortunate raping, pillaging and burning thing. We recently […]

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