Archive for September 2016

When you see the leprechaun, say 'Yeah!': Dublin for a Weekend

When you see the leprechaun, say 'Yeah!': Dublin for a Weekend
You might say a trip to Dublin was in my blood: I grew up south of Chicago, I’m a White Sox fan, I get sunburned to all hell in the summer, and my maiden name is Farrell.  With those combined facts, you’d probably expect me to Irish jig instead of walk, slide down a Lucky... Read more »

The Ultimate WWII History Road Trip in Europe

The Ultimate WWII History Road Trip in Europe
Elliot and I are history nerds, and like millions of people around the world, we are especially drawn to WWII history.  I’ve read countless books about the heroics, atrocities, psychology, and politics of the war, and the two of us have seen Band of Brothers and The Pacific more times than we can count.  Maybe it’s because I have... Read more »

The Final Part of the WWII History Road Trip: Luxembourg

The Final Part of the WWII History Road Trip: Luxembourg
Miss learning how to plan a WWII history road trip, spending D-Day in Normandy, champagne wishes in Epernay and how the Maginot Line fell, or where to find the Band of Brothers’ foxholes in Bastogne? Click the links to catch up to speed! Days 7-9: Luxembourg The next morning we had a typical European continental breakfast in the... Read more »
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Part 3 of the Ultimate WWII History Road Trip: Bastogne and the Band of Brothers

Part 3 of the Ultimate WWII History Road Trip: Bastogne and the Band of Brothers
Miss learning how to plan a WWII history road trip, spending D-Day in Normandy, or champagne wishes in Epernay and how the Maginot Line fell? Click the links to catch up to speed! Day 6: Lorraine American Military Cemetery, Bastogne, and the Bois de Jacques The hotel closes to Lorraine was located in an industrial area with no... Read more »

I tried an Aerial Silks class and somehow managed to not completely embarrass myself

I’ve been described a number of ways over the years: charming, clever, beautiful, humble…Just kidding!  Actually, more like “spontaneously hangry”… “annoyingly amused by her own jokes” (I’m laughing right now)…”unusually talented at quoting 90’s rap lyrics”…  The word “graceful” and I have never before been used in the same sentence, except in something like, “Courtney... Read more »

Part 2 of The Ultimate WWII History Road Trip: Epernay and the Maginot Line

Miss learning how to plan a WWII history road trip or our spending D-Day in Normandy? Click the links to catch up to speed! Day 4: Epernay We got on the road about 9am after saying goodbye to everyone and made the short drive through the forest green French countryside to nearby Bayeux, the home... Read more »
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