Our visit to Dingle, County Kerry

The town of Dingle was added to our itinerary after seeing a travel video where they walked down Gray’s Lane and into a bakery and a cheese shop. We were given a route by our host at The Lodge in Kenmare through the Ring of Kerry so we could see the view from Molls GapContinue reading “Our visit to Dingle, County Kerry”

Older than the Pyramids:  Shrouded by Druid Ghosts and Fairy Dust

Maeve was a decisive and forceful leader who ruled over Connaught during the time of Cuchulainn, the greatest of all Irish warriors. Her beauty and sexual prowess were famous. No High King could be crowned without first having the ceremony consummated in the royal bed, such was her fabulous domination!

A Call to Help the Homeless is answered by local musicians in County Clare

April 21, 2022: After a leisurely satisfying breakfast at the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, we headed to Doolin to catch the ferry to see the Cliffs of Moher (see https://kindredspirits.community/2022/04/21/day-three-on-the-wild-atlantic-way/) After being tossed about by sea waves of the North Atlantic ocean crashing into the cliffs (having a delightful time), we rested a bitContinue reading “A Call to Help the Homeless is answered by local musicians in County Clare”

Women in Jazz

We were privileged to attend an event at the Palladium last night that featured world class musicians. All were women with the exception of special guest Michael Ross on bass. Other special guests included jazz legend Rose Bilal, who wowed us with her performance of All of Me and Satin Doll. Rose’s long career includesContinue reading “Women in Jazz”

African American Heritage Celebration Feb 26, 2022

When we woke at 6 this morning to get ready for our volunteer assignment at a Habitat for Humanity site, we didn’t know that we would end up with a different assignment. We arrived with our lunches and snacks in our work clothes and closed toed shoes to learn that our tasks had to beContinue reading “African American Heritage Celebration Feb 26, 2022”

Little Guatemala in Western Carolina

The culmination of a relaxing vacation was a stop in Morganton NC to see old friends with an exciting new venture. Erica and Christian Ramazzini renovated a building at 810 East Union Street into a charming cafe serving freshly roasted Guatemalan coffee, pastries and Guatemalan street food like tostadas. You can also purchase traditional craftContinue reading “Little Guatemala in Western Carolina”

James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

On Saturday April 10, 2021, we visited the James Museum to view a traveling exhibit “Go Artfully Wild.” The exhibit showcases Artist for Conservation (AFC)’s International “Nature in Art” exhibit. The exhibit features “60 paintings and sculptures that awaken our responsibility to conserve the diversity and wonder of our natural world.” The exhibit is onContinue reading “James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art”