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.
Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins
Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler
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