An update...

I know it's been a's been a different couple of weeks filled with both fun and sadness. Once again, thanks to everyone who visited the Long Beach SCUBA show! It really was a great show. Just after that crazy weekend, Roger and I took off for Ireland. He had to work a few days in Dublin, but we we went early and drove to the west coast of the country...and what a GORGEOUS country it is! We went diving one day in Dingle and also got to see Fungi the dolphin, who lives in Dingle Bay and greets every single boat going in and out of the harbor. The food was very good and the Guinness is wonderful...unlike any beer I've ever had. One day in Dublin, my friend Leslie and I ventured out in the rental car (while the boys were working) to a Dublin coastal town called Dun Laoghaire. We had a nice lunch (including a glass of Guinness) then checked out the houses along the coast...stumbling upon this beautiful gate that is the entrance to Bono's home. (coincidence?? hmmm)
It was quite the experience driving in Dublin, but we made it down to the coast and back in one piece. That night we had a tour of the Guinness factory followed by dinner. Before heading home, Roger and I went back to the west coast and visited the Cliffs of Moher which was truly the most spectacular coast line I have ever seen. I love tropical...but I really did leave a little piece of my heart in Ireland....and one day, I'll go back again!

The sadness is about my Grandmom. She is the last existing grandparent I have left...and not for long. She is 97 and the strongest woman I have ever known. My sister, Lisa and I flew to Maryland to be with her. I have such fond memories of visiting her when I was small. I used to love that she put Velveta cheese in mac & cheese. And she has always made the best lemon bars ever! I have her recipe...but it's just not the same when I make them. Lisa and I always looked forward to going to Grandmom's house for visits....she will be greatly missed.