We Are Back in Kinsale!

Posted by Tim on 21 June 2017 - 4:37pm

  It's hard to believe we have been gone for 6 months from our home here in Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland. We had a very very blessed time in America with family and dear friends as well as time to make new friendships. Kathy and I are indeed very blessed as we travel this road of life. 

  Since our arrival on 2 June, we have been running as hard as we can, and loving it! Our nephew, Garrett Long, from California, was with us a few days after we got back, followed by our first hosting of our annual 'Summer Team'. The image below is a glimpse of these brilliant young adults who stayed with us for 9 days conducting a four day Quest Club (games, crafts, bible stories, and much more) a musical Tempo Cafe' in the town and many other things. We got to try out all six bedrooms and even found enough beds in our new place to accomodate the entire group.  Here's their picture, taken in our back garden on a perfect Irish summer day!

summer team image 

Family Reunion in California

Posted by Tim on 29 May 2017 - 12:37pm

Kathy's side of the family had a small reunion on Sunday, 4 days before our planned flight back to Ireland, scheduled for June 1st. We have had a great 6 months back in America and are now looking forward to returning home to Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland. Here's a few images from the reunion...

Kathy with brother Steve           Kathy with brother Steve Long, who recently lost most of his things in a total house fire

Kathy's Mom                                            Shirley Jager, Kathy's wonderful mother

Sarah & Alvin             Our daughter and son-in-law, Alvin & Sarah Marquez in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Butchart Gardens

Posted by Tim on 10 May 2017 - 8:11pm

My sister Sue and brother-in-law Tom, Kathy and I had a chance to race up to Vancouver, B.C. catch the ferry to Vancouver Island and visit The Butchart Gardens on Tuesday! We got a perfect day to witness one the most incridible gardens on the planet. What was once a dug out limestone quarry has been transformed into a stunning dislay of flowers, shrubs, trees and fountains. Absolutely BRILLIANT!

We have just 3 weeks left here in America before flying home to Ireland on 1 June, arriving on the 2nd. Hard to believe it has been nearly six months since our arrival on December 1st of 2016. Here's a few images of the gardens...

butchart gardens

butchart gardens 

butchart gardens 

butchart gardens

butchart gardens 

Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted by Tim on 28 March 2017 - 5:28pm

This past week a good friend, Andrew Pucket, drove up to Northern Kentucky for a visit and a photo shoot. We decided to visit two parks that look down on th city from different vantage points. The first shot is from Devou Park on the west side of the city; this is from the Kentucky side of the Ohio river.

The second shot below is from the Eden Park area on the Ohio side of the river. If you have not been to Cincinnati before, here's part of the skyline! We will be here for another 2 weeks or so, before returning to Louisville to be with Matt & Christie and their 3 kiddos, then we fly back to CA on April 19th!

Cincy Westside

Cincy east 

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