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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

I is for IRISH

May the sound of happy music, and the lilt of Irish laughter fill your heart with gladness!
On the last day of my holiday at Whistler, BC, my daughter and I decided to check out the Irish pub located in the Pan Pacific Hotel (Mountainside).  Long story short, I think it would be even better on a snowy winter's late afternoon after a day of skiing.  There is an outside gas fireplace so people can gather around to warm their hands, feet, and cockles.  I bet it would be lots of fun!  We sat at the table on the right side under the green umbrella.  There were no snow skis there - just lots of mountain bikes!
I tried out an Irish cider with a pear flavour, which was excellent!  However, after drinking about 1/2 of it, I could feel the bubbles in my toes, so had to stop before staggering my way back to where we were staying.
This was just a taste of what I have planned for next summer's travel - roughly two weeks in Ireland with my Welsh friend Jane!  I'm so looking forward to it as it is a country that I've not yet visited.  I have a friend who was born and bred there and she has given me lots of ideas of where and what to visit and has promised to pop over once I get a map of Ireland so she can help me plan out the tour. Jane hasn't been there, either, even though she's just a ferry ride away!

Here's a website I found online - check out the very brief video to hear a lilting Irish accent!

Have a great week, everyone!


Roger Owen Green said...

I LUV those lilting Irish accents!

ABC Wednesday said...

I agree with Roger ;-)

And its a country which I one day hope to visit.

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it was only cider?:) Thanks for telling me about I- I switched post, that why didn't keep track of it! Have a bubbly week:)

Photo Cache said...

I am starting to get really fond of everything Irish.


Indrani said...

Have a great trip in Ireland!
Happy ABCW!

Lea said...

I like to think I have a bit of Irish in my ancestry!
Have a wonderful day!

carol l mckenna said...

Loved Dublin ~ and pubs were unique and always with great music ~ Fun time for you and our daughter ~ Pear Cider sounds tasty ~ not a drinker myself so would have stopped with you so I walk back to hotel ~ Neat post and fun photos for I ~ ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores)

Hildred said...

You have a wonderful holiday to look forward to, Leslie, - the Whistler site looks like fun too...

Dr. Anita Sabat said...

Enjoy yourself at Ireland, Leslie.
Glad you were fine & could walk back safe after the Irish cafe visit!
Have a great week. Take care.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Fun in Ireland! You go, Leslie!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I have a new friend, she left Ireland more than 30 years, and she had not lost her accent.

Betty said...

I think I'd probably react the same way...I'd drink a little and really feel it! Have a wonderful trip to Ireland!