December 18, 2006
The weekend before Thanksgiving (that’s deer-season opening-weekend to you Wisconsinites) our friends John and Kat from Menomonie arrived in Cork for a week-long visit. Kat was here to do some training at Dunhill, and John tagged along to work on some business connections here for UW-Stout. It was good to have old friends around this week, as it’s usually a big family week for us - deer season with the Deery family, then off to Detroit for Thanksgiving with the Saura family.
Since Kat and John were here to work, we had to squeeze in some sightseeing on the weekends. Kat’s brother Andy joined us from London for the first weekend, and we were able to treat everyone to some of the fine Irish weather we’ve gotten used to. While waiting in Cork for Andy’s arrival, we did a little touring around the city and made a quick visit to Kinsale. We spent Sunday touring along the Copper Coast.
The second weekend we were off to Wexford, about an hour north of here, for some shopping, then visited the Irish National Heritage Park, a great place to get the broad sweep of Irish history in one place.
We have to give John and Kat a big public thank you - they were kind enough to bring us a number of things we either forgot to bring, or haven’t been able to get here. As mentioned below, I’m now back in business with a tripod for some of the more difficult photos here.