Home in Georgia!

On the road to our new life! We’ve finally made it to Georgia by way of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ireland, and Indiana! We went through Kentucky and Tennessee (Hello, Nashville!) to the Georgia state line… but we’d have several hours’ more driving left… including driving through Atlanta just after rush hour. Signs I thought were worthy […]

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Tybee Island GA

Coastal Again!

I’m Coastal Again! WOOT! I know, this blog post is coming to you out of nowhere, after a long absence. I couldn’t find the words to describe all of the miserable things that were happening to us. Besides, most of it isn’t wise to post on the Internet. Evansville, Indiana didn’t like us. After that city […]

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Home Sweet Home

We’re HOME! I couldn’t wait to see our new house! Our friends Walter and Miki Estep were our representatives in getting us this house. Miki and I have known each other since we were ten years old and in the same dance class together. We also went to the same school, the same theater group, […]

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Driving Home

The Philadelphia airport was a fun place! We enjoyed all the movie posters featuring movies filmed in Philadelphia. I was sorely tempted to buy a Rocky doll, LOL! We almost got the famous Philly sandwich, but chose the food court instead. Savannah and I ate our go-to comfort food – American cheeseburgers and fries (Wendy’s). […]

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Homeward Bound!

All was quiet at the Shannon airport. In the morning we’d leave Ireland for the United States. Morning has risen! Time to go. The Shannon airport isn’t exactly a happenin’ place! The State-side airports would be teaming with noise, people, courtesy cars blitzing by, neon lights, fast food restaurants, and even vendors hawking their samples […]

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Leaving Ireland

Taking pictures was the last thing on my mind on May 11, the day we left our home in Ireland for the hotel at the Shannon airport. I only managed to take a few pictures here and there. But my son Nicholas put his photography class to good use and chronicled the whole journey. Thank you, […]

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Ireland Forever!

We can’t stay in Ireland. But… Forever in history, our family’s time here has been officially recorded in the Irish Census! Archived, searchable records will verify that Brent, Natalie, Cassandra, Nicholas and Savannah Thomas lived in Ireland in 2016. Every five years, anyone residing in Ireland on census day must take part in the census. It’s […]

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Our first weeks in Ireland

We arrived in Ireland on December 30, 2015, which meant that our first weeks in Ireland were in the dead of winter. We left our typical snow, ice, and deep freeze conditions back in the States for a delightful spring-like season in Ireland. We experienced one bizarre Irish snow event in which snow swirled around […]

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