Sunday, September 6, 2009

Planes, Ships, Trains, and Cars...

We went on a trip to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. I set up my last post to go on line while we were gone. It worked!
We flew to New York
Ate dinner at Sardi's
Enjoyed 9 to 5 in 2nd row front and center.
Made it to a quilt shop.

Next we boarded the Queen Mary II for a 6 day journey across the pond.
Our anniversary dinner was celebrated in the Todd English dining room.
When we disembarked in Southampton, England, we boarded a train to Gatwick and on a plane to Dublin. Got in a car and drove to Kilkenny for our first night.
At times I thought that Jack having to drive on the wrong side on NARROW roads would be the end of our 40 years together but we managed to enjoy the countryside and each town as we drove for the next 4 days.
We visited with Mary O'Leary who now lives in the house that my Grandfather inherited and lived in 1900. He didn't stay long before he returned to California and the life he had before the title of Baron and landlord to the estate.

We had a wonderful time.

16 comments:

Purple and Paisley said...

wow - what a fabulous anniversary! lucky you and hubby! ☺

Cathy said...

Oh Congratulations on 40 years together, that is certainly a wonderful achievement. What fun you have had, thanks for sharing these beautiful pics xo

joantufts said...

What a wonderful anniversary..it is the same day and year as us.. we should have hopped in with you on your fabulous trip!
Happy 40th... 1969 was a very good year!

Crispy said...

Oh Janet what a wonderful celebration of your 40th!! Congradulations!!

Crispy

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Janet! Amazing you were right by my house! Well, apartment anyway! And my quilt shop!:-) to bad we were in mn and sorry to have missed an opportunity to meet you! Even stranger we have family in Kilkenny .... Looks like you had an amazing time! Happy anniversary !!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your 40th Anniversary!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary and many more. I absolutely LOVE Ireland. What a special trip.

Janet said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate the 40 years together. I loved looking at the photos and hearing about your adventure.

linda said...

Congratulations Janet!! What a wonderful trip. Sounds like you had a fabulous time. Happy Anniversary, and many more to you!

Miriam said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your 40th wedding anniversary! Congratulations again.

Beautiful photographs.

Lurline said...

It is just lovely to see a couple so happy - congratulations! Great pics and stories, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jackie said...

What a fantastic way to spend your anniversary!! Looks like you both had a terrific and relaxing time. I always thought that it would be fun to travel by cruise ship across the pond.

blushing rose said...

Whoa! Romantic? I'd say ... nothing like doing the whole gamut! And you wound up in my beloved Ireland ... what a lovely romantic 'honeymoon'. If I'd known, you'd have had an extra steamer with your luggage ... I'd have been tucked inside ... chuckle!

Congratulations for a lot of wonderful memories to hold close to your heart on such a blessed moment in your lives.

TTFN ~ Marydon

wishes, true and kind said...

Congratulations, and what a wonderful trip you had! Thanks for sharing :).

Kathie said...

wow 40 years congrats!
Oh you were in my area, how did you like the City Quilter I still haven't been there one of these times I am in the city I have to stop in.
Dinner at Sardi's must have been nice :)
Kathie

Funoldhag said...

What a wonderful trip you had for your anniversary! I wish you many more happy years together. Carol