Monday, May 11, 2015

Whirlwind Tour

     I haven't posted for almost a week, because B and I took a quick and exciting trip to Europe. We started out in Ireland . . .

Irish step dancing


Is that an Irish face, or what?


We got a demonstration on the Irish national sport of hurling

    Then we proceeded to Latvia . . .

Seal of the Baltic country of Latvia

Girl in traditional costume


Singing local folk songs

     Then on to Portugal . . .


Fishing is important to the economy

     And Romania . . .

Romanian folk dance

     And the U.K. . . .

English Morris dancing on Dupont Circle

     And so you're thinking, we really didn't go to all those countries in one weekend. But actually, we did better than that. Because when you enter the embassy of a country, you are legally in the country. We spent Saturday at the European Union Embassies Open House in Washington, DC, and we really did cover five countries in five hours.

10 comments:

DJan said...

Wow! Now I know how you did it. What great pictures, and yes that girl is quintessentially Irish! :-)

Tabor said...

I am going to look for that opportunity in this area!!!

Olga Hebert said...

Well, i am glad I didn't have to make my "Liar, liar! Pants on fire!" comment

Anonymous said...

You are too funny. I have the same thoughts towards travel that you do. Often when we are away from home and I see someone going into their house I wish it was me. I love my house and where I live. After coming home from a $20,000 month long tour in The British Isles (think 5 countries and 4000 miles) I realized that I enjoyed it but am not sure I want to do it again. I love watching travel shows but not so sure about the actual travel.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Years ago, I enjoyed these Embassy fetes. Wonderful times and Good memories.
Ahem, not all red heads are Irish descent. My family is full of them and we haven't a drop of Irish blood. zAnd don't forget those Black Irish. Plenty of them about.

Stephen Hayes said...

That's an economical way to travel. Great pictures.

Meryl Baer said...

Talk about budget travel! And a great way to see the world and avoid all the packing, unpacking, travel hassles, etc.

gigihawaii said...

Sounds like a lot of fun.

Kathy Gottberg said...

Haha! You did trick me. Here I was thinking how fortunate you were to have spontaneously taken a trip like that. Of course you are STILL fortunate for taking a mini trip...just not as quite as exciting. Great photos though!

Maddy said...

schmidleysscribblins.com you are right, there are just as many redheads in Scotland and Wales, but fewer in England!
That was a wonderful relaxing trip for you both!