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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Did I Tell Him?


Ireland Dreams
Did I Tell Him?
July 7, 2012

The time had arrived when I phoned my mother -in- law and told her I could not hold it any longer!  It was time to confess.  I had not made reservations but had most of the facts or so it seemed.  That evening as I prepared dinner, I told him that a secret was tearing me apart and gave him the choice to know about it or stay in the dark.  I explained that if he knew about it, the best surprise of his lifetime would be spoiled.  Ireland or Australia had been a location Doug had wanted to visit for some time.  He choose to hear about it all.
The rumble of not so distant noises came from my mind and pit of the stomach wondering how I would hold my ground but all at once the growling seemed to echo within my inner turmoil. What could I do about him, should he resist?  That was easy, or so I thought!  I was informed and had been saving money-enough to pay for half of the flight and the rest would be easy stretched out over the year.  (These had been the reasoning's in my  mind that sounded like a good debate should  I need one!)
 Imagine my joy when he just shook his head and ask me if I was crazy!  But with only a brief time of discussion he thought it would not be a bad idea to see Australia!  AUSTRALIA!!  I had decided he spoke of Ireland more, so I did not research Australia except that they had  Kola Bears, Kangaroos  and plenty of beaches to entertain you.   Oh my, I did not want to look any further!    EEKS, now what?  A bit of discussion and we were on our way together-to IRELAND!
 The time marched on relentlessly as we were in the throes of planning the most adventurous trip of our lives together. 
 Each time a new fact crossed our desk or computer a lump would rise in my throat as I averted my mind for just that split moment to rejoice over having found the " perfect deal"!!
 Thank you for joining our journey as we prepare for the vacation of our lifetime! Together we hope you enjoy the excerpts from my Introduction. I don't want to spoil it for you so should you want more from this section, my book can be ordered from my web site at: www.ExtraordinaryIreland.com
 Please follow us as we journey the next three weeks through the Republic of Ireland discovering new places, meeting the great Irish people and negotiating deals exclusive to our readers. You will find some of those offers on my web site, so be sure to visit and look around where you can even connect to my YouTube video.
 Happy Journeying!
 Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins
 Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler

RosemaryAdkins@ExtraordinaryIreland.com

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14 comments:

  1. Great post! Although it sounds like you had a lot of fun researching your Ireland trip, I'll bet it was even more fun planning it with your husband! What a wonderful experience.

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    1. Sandy, I would not ever plan a surprise like this again on the final plans-it was too much fun planning it with the Extraordinary Man in my life!
      Thanks for stopping by..
      Rosemary

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  2. Thanks Sandy. Once I told him some pressure was finally off. No more sneaking around! It was so much fun to plan a trip of this magnitude together. Thank you for the comment.

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  3. I loved this part and in the large review I start off with it but now I wonder if you want me giving so much away so think about whether you want me to expand the one on Goodreads and add this and alot more I have written. I'm not sure myself as you don't want to give to much away, but you do want to give enough to whet their whistles--in the meantime you have the small review on twitter ready to be retweeted and on that strange fb page of mine and on my own blog--plus goodreads.

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    1. Micki, you are such an angel and I thank you for giving your time to our journey. It would be such fun to have the group return with us in 2013.
      Let's talk and decide what you feel is best for posting reviews. I sure do not want the larger review to go to waste!
      As Always,
      Rosemary

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  4. Hi,
    I am quite sure you will love Ireland. I have been there and it is absolutely lovely.
    Enjoy yourselves.
    Ciao,
    Patricia

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    1. Pat, I am sorry if this blog gave you the idea we had not been there. This is how our travel began last year and this blog was to share the beginning. My book is now published titled Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler because all was so extraordinary there in Ireland.
      I thank you for stopping by and do hope you will return.
      Check out my web site if you have the time. www.ExtraordinaryIreland.com
      Blessings,
      Rosemary

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  5. It's so nice to know how it all began! BTW, did you ever get to Australia or have plans of going?

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    1. Deirdre, we have not been to Australia but hope to in the near future but a return to Ireland in 2013 comes first.
      Thank you for taking time to visit my blog.
      Enjoy the rest of your weekend although you plan to do computer work!
      Lovingly,
      Rosemary

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  6. I'm so glad you told him, so you could plan together! (I was sure you would!)

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    1. Sandra, I am so far behind-forgive me. Thank you so much for stopping in. I just could noit keep such a huge secret! We have never kept things to ourselves in 25 years and it felt better to tell him!

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  7. Rosemary ~ I love hearing about how your journey to Ireland began. When I treat myself, it is with travel. I love exploring new places, meeting new people, the works. I look forward to reading more. ~ Peggy

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    1. Peggy,
      I enjoy your travel tales so much. Thank you for stopping in and when you are ready for your book, let me know! Come throough me directly so I can send it to you. I appreciate you so much. :)
      Hugs,
      Rosemary

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