Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Ould Sod Beckons


Tomorrow will be my last day on the High Plains for a couple of weeks. I'll be heading to County Kerry for an early fall sojourn.

For almost two decades now I have been taking small groups to Ireland for a 'cultural immersion' experience in the Irish-speaking regions (gaeltachts) of the west coast country, and the offshore islands. I've taken a break for a couple of years while I got myself settled out here and now I'm ready to resume my annual trips. I'm looking forward to seeing my friends there, and being in the country again, but I will also very much miss my 'little house on the prairie' and everything around it. The hardest part will be dropping my dawgz off to the neighbor who is going to keep them for me.

If time allows I'll try to post a couple of times from there.

7 comments:

BobG said...

Hope you have an enjoyable stay there; we will miss your photos of the prairie.

Rio Arriba said...

Well, maybe you'll be getting some of Ireland for a change!

Thanks for the good wishes.

Miz Minka said...

Turas maith, slán abhaile, Rio!

Rio Arriba said...

Agus slán lait, Minka. Go raith maith agut.

Sanjac said...

I recently saw an episode of Man vs Wild which took place on the west coast of Ireland. It is truly beautiful and I would love to visit sometime in my life. The host of the show can be what I believe the English call a "wanker" so I enjoyed watching him fall into a heather covered ravine. Anyway, enjoy your time Rio and I am looking forward to some pictures and stories.

Anonymous said...

have a safe journey to the land of green pastures and meadows. janey

Brigid said...

Have a safe journey my friend.