Gunternation » travel Our life in Ireland Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:15:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tom’s Kitchen Sat, 06 Feb 2010 15:56:00 +0000 Tom Aikens in 1996 became the youngest British chef to be awarded two Michelin stars. He was 26. In 2003 he opened the eponymous Tom Aikens in London’s Chelsea. The restaurant won a Michelin star in 2004 and was named the 8th best restaurant in the world in 2005 in Restaurant’s [...]]]> 0 Road Trip continues Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:30:00 +0000 On Monday, September 14 Bill and I were in County Donegal with my Aunt Gay and Uncle Larry. After breakfast at our hotel, Coxtown Manor, we wandered through some shops in Donegal Town. We then drove along the N56 and then the R263, stopping at this lovely spot near Kilcar [...]]]> 0 Road Trip Fri, 30 Oct 2009 23:42:00 +0000 Aunt Gay and Uncle Larry were here in mid-September for a 3-day road trip. We were able to hit two places on their list: Newgrange and Donegal. We set out at an impressive 9:20 on Saturday morning, arriving at Newgrange an [...]]]> 0 Guest Blogger: Aunt Gay Mon, 05 Oct 2009 19:57:00 +0000 We were thrilled to have Aunt Gay and Uncle Larry visit in September. Here’s a note from Aunt Gay: Our ten days in Ireland were, without a doubt, one of the loveliest trips we have ever taken. The weather cooperated with us. We never saw a drop of rain! It [...]]]> 0 Tales of Slovenia continued Sun, 04 Oct 2009 18:35:00 +0000 On Friday after breakfast at Skerlj we chatted with a couple from Wales. Like many visitors to Slovenia, they were heading to the Alps for some hiking and camping. We talked about various places to visit in the area, one of which was nearby caves. Bill and I decided that [...]]]> 0 Over the Mountains Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:51:00 +0000 On our second day in Slovenia, August 27, after a lovely breakfast and stroll, we set out for Idrija, a town about thirty or so kilometers away as it appeared on the map. What the map didn’t show was the three mountains we had to cross to get there. [...]]]> 0 Dinner for a Tenner Sat, 05 Sep 2009 17:46:00 +0000 tidbit in the New York Times about agri-tourism in Slovenia. After one glance at the slide show, we knew we had to go. We were looking for a destination for a short trip in August, and so we immediately made plans to visit the Skerlj family [...]]]> 0 What We Did Last Summer Sun, 23 Aug 2009 17:00:00 +0000 With schools starting back around the globe (or at least in the US and Ireland), the summer is quickly fading to wistful memory. Even though for me school starting just means no seats on the DART, I am aware that I haven’t reported on any of our summer activities. So, [...]]]> 0 Goodbye to Granada Sat, 04 Jul 2009 13:00:00 +0000 After an extraordinarily lovely afternoon at the Alhambra (May 3), we stopped for a cafe con leche. The Granadians were out in droves wearing their traditional clothes for Dia de la Cruz.         Seeing everyone in traditional dress truly made the [...]]]> 0 Evening in Granada Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:33:00 +0000 We arrived in Granada on May 2 just in time for siesta. The timing was perfect as we had been up since 4:30 for the 7:30 flight. We flew into Malaga, arriving around 11:00. We took a bus to the bus station, and then ate lunch at a sunny sidewalk [...]]]> 0