I was invited to ‘granny nanny’ my 18-month-old granddaughter Audrey with her parents on their trip to Ireland in March of 2018. I couldn’t believe it, but they said they wanted me to, and since they were footing the majority of the cost, what could I say but “YES!!!”
Kevin and Savanna had been there before, and Savanna is super organized, so with her in charge, we met in Chicago then flew together to Dublin to spend the next eight days traveling to Belfast, back to Dublin to catch the train to Killarney for a few days, then back to Dublin and home.
Even though March perhaps isn’t the perfect time to go, it was, nonetheless, unbelievably beautiful and truly beyond what I had ever hoped for. Audrey was a champ, a real pleasure to travel with, Kevin drove on the wrong side of the car and the wrong side of the road like he’d been born to it (must be in that Irish blood), and Savanna had us all on schedule. I don’t know how she did it, but it was a wonderful trip, an amazing memory, and I want to do it again as soon as possible!