Irish Road Trip Video – Cars

Irish Road Trip Video – Cars

Funny funny FUNNY stuff!! Ok, maybe not to everyone, but to me, I died laughing. So, here's the deal. This is a video made by the great, marvelous, and wonderful Ryan Cuncannon who is better known as my better half on the Irish Road Trip. It is a mere snippet of the footage he shot from [...]

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The Cantrell’s Take Europe Part 1

The Cantrell’s Take Europe Part 1

My parents arrived in Dublin early on a June Thursday morning. I had to work, so my sister, who had come back to Ireland with me a week earlier, met them at the hotel. At noon we met for lunch, and I got my first good look at my parents since arriving in Europe. Daddy [...]

65 Thoughts I Have on my Day Off

65 Thoughts I Have on my Day Off

 Ugh. Sunshine. Gross. What time is it? 8.47am? Curse you job and your early mornings. Back to sleep. What time is it now? 9.52am? Guess I'm up. To get out of bed or not? ... Not. Let's read a book. Books are good. Harry Potter and the Hoot Nanny He Gets Himself Into. What time [...]

Ordering Food in Brussels

Ordering Food in Brussels

Walking into the restaurant, Marian, Sarah and I looked around with a hope that someone would come seat us. Neither sign was posted saying, “Please wait to be seated,” nor was there anyone bustling over to the three very lost travelers. After a few minutes of awkward stares from the locals, a middle-aged Belgian woman [...]

Moved to Tears at Buckingham Palace

Moved to Tears at Buckingham Palace

by a BEE! Recently my family and I visited London for my second time and their first.  It was a fantastic trip full of walking, sight seeing, and good food. We went to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guards. The four of us crammed into a small space beside the barrier to [...]

The Struggle that is the Toronto Airport

The Struggle that is the Toronto Airport

I'm blogging from the Toronto Airport waiting on our flight to Dublin. Let me tell you about this journey so far. It's been a bit difficult. It started off like any other trip to the airport. Payton and I were all kinds of excited to make the trip together to Ireland. We hugged our parents goodbye [...]

The Struggle of Ordering Food in Ireland

The Struggle of Ordering Food in Ireland

In honor of my return flight to Dublin tomorrow, I thought I would share with y'all a column I wrote for the Times-Georgian about ordering food in Ireland. Hope you enjoy!! --- Having lived in Ireland for eight months, my vocabulary has shifted quite a bit. I say things like, “Cheers!” and “Thanks a mill!” without [...]