The clouds have left and the sun is out in Dublin this week. We even had a few days in the 20’s. We’ve been excited to be able to leave the house without hats and gloves and jackets. From work with the spotting scope there is an obelisk visible on […]

Killiney Obelisk


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We started the trip with a whirlwind morning making it to the airport. I was up at 03:30 reading a book with Khaleesi next to me on the couch waiting for Michelle to wake up. I could not recall if we were leaving the house at 04:45 or 05:45. I […]

Glasgow and Sterling and Edinburgh


Last Week, after our flight to the states was canceled due to snow in Boston we were sad, plus we were looking 2 weeks of the kids not in school with nothing planned to do. Michelle spent the next few days planning a few adventures. The kids are off for […]

Galway Tour



About 10 days ago on a Sunday Khaleesi came down with a fever of 103 degrees in freedom(tm) units; yeah flu.  I say about 10 days ago because it’s been a rough week or two and most of it has blurred together. Khaleesi vomited a few times and laid on the […]

The Great Plague of 2018


Randoms from January. I started writing a few different posts then look shiny object and never finished them. Figured I’d combine them all and make them shorter. First snow of the year Last night (A week ago now) it snowed in Dublin; Yeah snow. Was also windy as can be […]

Snow, Pancakes, and Cathedral


Today our plan is to see the Sagrada Família and Casa Milà, then eat some Tapas, anything else we find will be bonus points. Kids weren’t into breakfast at all. Cereal and some donuts and milk were offered and poked at, but not finished. I took a shower and failed […]

Barcelona Xmass Gift Trip – Second Half



Michelle gave the family a trip to Barcelona for xmass this year. Today we’re on a plane ready to collect her gift. We’ve learned a bit from previous holidays. We booked a flight later in the day vs our normal early morning bookings requiring us to be out the door […]

Barcelona Xmass Gift Trip – First Half


Short version – Wrote 2 Powershell commands for finding LUAS times; They can be found on GITHUB. They use 2 web sources., One scrapes https://www.luas.ie/index.php and the other makes REST calls to https://data.dublinked.ie. More words version with pictures When we first moved Dublin and started relying on the LUAS for transportation we […]

LUAS REST Access


Thursday Jan 4, 2018, we’re on a bus headed to Cork. As has been typical with our Ireland trips we left the house in darkness and rain. This morning we walked to the Gallops LUAS stop near our house and road the LUAS to O’Connell street station in Dublin city […]

Cork weekend



December has been a slow adventure month for the Millfam. We’d planned a weekend in London for Maddex’s birthday; sadly we didn’t make it. One after another everyone in the house ended up sick with the flu. The flu sucked up about a week and a half of the month. […]

Scooters are Rad