Monday, February 22, 2010

Etsybloggers Carnival - Feb. 28, 2010

Handmade by Sandi set out two questions for the etsybloggers team carnival:
#1 what's the best vacation you ever had OR
#2 of all the places in the world, where would you like to go and why?

There’s lots of places in the world I’d like to visit, so I decided to write about vacations. I usually stay around the house during my vacations - great time to catch up on things I want, and need, to do. My family has always enjoyed vacationing together, and there were two that I can’t decide which were best...so I’ll tell you a little about both.


Last year I went to Ireland. We spent 2 days in Dublin, then drove to the southwestern coast and met my sister and her friend, where we rented a house. Sheep dotted the landscape, beautiful churches in every town, and the Atlantic Ocean was never far away. We drove to a few historic sites and did a lot of hiking. And had superb weather the entire time. Quite a surprise. It was absolutely lovely!

The other vacation was sailing in the British Virgin Islands.


Seven of us charter a yacht, with my brother as skipper. We got together this time in memory of my father’s passing, the year before. I grew up sailing in NJ, and as a kid, we sailed in the islands many times. This time, we flew to Puerto Rico, caught a smaller plane to St. Thomas, then took a ferry to Tortola, where we picked up the boat. We sailed and drop anchor in several locations, about 10 days in all, staying in a cove for a night or two, then onto some other island. Lots of swimming and snorkeling. Very relaxing. We had the great time together and ate the best seafood.

7 comments:

NICO Designs said...

Great vacations! Before I got married I was lucky to vacation at a few islands but i would love to visit Ireland one day!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

No wonder you had such a hard time choosing! Those both sounds like awesome vacations!

BeadedTail said...

Both of those vacations sound wonderful and what fabulous memories!

MagdaleneJewels said...

What a great and fun vacation. Ireland is such a beautiful place. I have some friends that families still own homes there and the pictures I have seen look so peaceful and beautiful.

Ruthie said...

Both of those vacations sound fantastic :)

Nancy said...

I'm so jealous! I'm with you- I usually don't go anywhere on vacation, just stay around the house. I would LOVE to go to Ireland though. Your photos of it look so amazing!

Studio B (UberArt) said...

Wow, what great vacations! And you have fabulous photos to remember it by!

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