Monday, October 12, 2015


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July 2015 - Toronto ON

From our condo. I love a rainy night, when I don't have to be out in it.

Well, I love a rainy night
I love a rainy night
I love to hear the thunder
Watch the lightning
When it lights up the sky
You know it makes me feel good

I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbit

Well, I love a rainy night
I love a rainy night
I love to hear the thunder
Watch the lightning
When it lights up the sky
You know it makes me feel good

Well, I love a rainy night
It's such a beautiful sight
I love to feel the rain on my face
Taste the rain on my lips
In the moonlight shadow

Showers wash all my cares away
I wake up to a sunny day

'Cause I love a rainy night
Yeah, I love a rainy night
Well, I love a rainy night
Well, I love a rainy night, ooh ooh

Saturday, October 10, 2015

inSPIREd Sunday

September 2015 - Dublin Ireland

We came across this down a lane off Grafton St. I would have gone inside but it was very busy with people coming and going at rush hours.

St Teresa's is Dublin's oldest Roman Catholic church and was built in 1793 for the Order of the Discalced Carmelites who first came to Ireland in 1626. In 1877 a new transept was added in Romanesque style.

I had thought that "discalced" was a typo until I came across it in several places.

DISCALCED - denoting or belonging to one of several strict orders of Catholic friars or nuns who go barefoot or wear only sandals.

5th Centenary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila

Friday, October 9, 2015

Toronto to Palm Springs CA

October 10, 2015 Toronto to Palm Springs CA

We are flying to Palm Springs CA Saturday morning at 9 AM via Calgary and will meet up with friends who got moved to the 6:30 AM flight, thank you Westjet!!!

We are being picked up at 7 AM. We get to Palm Springs at 5:00 PM local time so 3 PM back home.

And the weather is looking like this!

We first went to Palm Springs in 1991, then around 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004 and lastly in 2008.
Most of these trips were a week in Palm Springs and then time spent in San Diego, LA, Ramona, Las Vegas, Lake Havasu NV, Death Valley and Scottsdale.

No big plans this time. Our friends have never been here so it will be fun to revisit some things that we haven;t seen in a long time.

We're staying here.

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

Dublin Ireland

The topic photo immediately brought this photo to mind.

These are my maternal great grandparents Catherine and William Brennan.

This is a copy of the 1911 census so I am guessing that this photo was taken in 1911 or 1912.

The children are Mary V, my grandmother who was always called Veronica or Vonnie. And my grand uncle Alex.
They would add to the family, William, known as Billy B and Catherine known as Kate.

Saturday Snapshots

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September 2015 - Dublin Ireland

What could be better than a cozy pub with a literary twist?

Overlooking the River Liffey and just around the corner from O'Connell Street, the Bachelor Inn is a truly authentic Dublin pub.

Dublin was home to many famous writers. I visited the Writers' Museum on a previous visit.

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September 2015 - Dublin Ireland

My husband captured this from the top of the hop on bus.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Day 8 Frankfurt to Toronto

September 23 2015 - Frankfurt Germany

This is our last morning in Frankfurt, we have checked in online and will leave for the airport around 2 PM.

It is a gorgeous sunny day as we head out for breakfast. We walked to the food court or Marktalle and had yummy pastries and coffee.

We decide to go for a walk towards the Opera Square. Why didn't we have these blue skies yesterday!!

A better view of yesterday's dinosaur.

Museum that the dinosaur calls home.

Entrance to a subway station that we saw yesterday.

Blue sheep?

These private bankers certainly have nice offices.

The Corkscrew.

The Opernplatz (Opera Square) is located directly in front of the Old Opera House in Frankfurt Germany. This attractive square features stunning views of the the Opera House and the Deutsche Bank twin towers.

Along the Zeil.

Coffee break

On the way back to the hotel I want to find the Euro sign that I had spotted yesterday. Voila!
The sculpture, by the German artist Ottmar Hörl, was constructed in 2001 in the lead-up to the introduction of euro bank notes and coins in January 2002.

Back at the hotel we laze around watching BBC. We had requested late check out at 2 PM.

Once we check in we head to the Air Canada Maple leaf Lounge.

On board with our sparkling wine.

Our menu, we are in row 9 and they have already run out of the beef fillet. Really AC??? You did the same thing on the flight over. Can you not count over ten???

On time, uneventful flight and our luggage comes off in priority order.

Home, and for me, bed.