Long weekends, two-week explorations, and everything in between
When most of the weddings that brought us to New England for the summer were canceled, we decided to stick with the plan and give ourselves the same amount of time to explore our homeland. COVID was our other great motivator to spend this time in the northeast because the infection rates have generally been lower around here. We just wrapped up four full months in New England and are now slowly—cautiously—moving south. I can’t believe it’s already been one-third of a year since we left Austin and...
This is how our RV adventure begins, and it couldn’t be a sweeter beginning. What a perfect way to ease in, by exploring an area that’s nostalgic for Aidan and a new discovery for me - only a couple of hours beyond my childhood backyard.
Preface: 13 months ago, we packed everything into two suitcases apiece and moved across the pond from Austin, Texas to Dublin, Ireland. It all started the summer prior when Aidan (whose dad is from Co. Mayo) applied for his Irish passport and we took a trip there to visit their family. Kind of like the guy or gal next door you never expected to fall madly in love with until, one day, you were sitting on the bleachers together after all the football players and cheerleaders had gone home, Ireland isn’t considered a popular kid in Europe, but it should be. It’s a country I admittedly never prioritized visiting before meeting Aidan, but that little island blew me away with its natural beauty, the culture, and the people.