The trip ended up being a staycation. The death of a dear friend scuttled any idea of going anywhere. She was a lovely person, full of life and fun, always with a smile and kind words. Funeral Mass and burial today precludes more of a post than this. Have a wonderful day. And when you meet someone today - friend, foe or stanger - give them your brightest smile and wish them well.
This afternoon we'll be gathering to raise a glass of wine (or beer) in her honor; she was Irish afterall!