Vermont Gives Me a Classic Irish Welcome

Given the Irish penchant for understatement, I'm going to call this "The Moistening of 2013."

Given the Irish penchant for understatement, I’m going to call this “The Moistening of 2013.”

So, as a few astute observers have pointed out both online and to my face, I am no longer in Ireland. Nope, I’m back on good ol’ burger-scented American soil. Vermont, to be precise. And, as the photograph above demonstrates, the ever-hospitable Green Mountain State makes my international transition as seamless as possible. This picture was taken just outside my door, after a rainstorm left my part of town slightly damper than the Adriatic Sea.

Vermonters, however, are a hearty breed. Even when their roads turn into a coastline, they still get around just swimmingly:

Other people got around in a canoe. I'm being completely serious.

Other people used a canoe. I’m being completely serious.

All in all, the Ireland trip was fantastic. I’m going to keep posting stories from my time abroad, though don’t be surprised if the language suggests I’m still there. I’d give you some silly excuse about the words flowing better that way, but really I just want to pretend I never left.

What a great trip.


4 responses to “Vermont Gives Me a Classic Irish Welcome

  1. You’re very lucky to have gone to Ireland. I hope to take the trip over the pond and visit there. Sorry to hear about your welcome to Vermont. I’m from a flood area and know how bad it can be. Best of luck and keep up the awesome posts πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for the kind words. The area we live in is a big trench at the base of a hill, so whenever it rains hard, it floods. We’ve just gotten used to it by now. And yes, Ireland is worth a visit. Don’t be fooled by its size – I was there for half a year, and I still didn’t get to see a third of what I had hoped to. Best of luck arranging a trip. Just ask if you need suggestions.

      • I will and thanks for all the advice. If you ever want to read some funny and inspirational stories about my life, you are more than welcome to come check out my blog and have a Cup of Joe πŸ™‚

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