A break from the boxes, at least.
For the next four days Anna Grace and I connected whenever we could, the first occasion being a Saturday morning in Howth. On our first visit to Howth a couple of years prior we were able to hike around the cliffs and make our way back into the village; on this visit all we had time for was a short walk out to the lighthouse and a stroll about their market. Still, the gusty sea air filled our spirits with happiness.
Call it reverse reverse culture shock.
At a stop to fill the wagon with petrol for the drive home, we could not help but laugh. It would appear that the current U.S. administration’s import tariffs are working. Two cans of (Austrian) Red Bull cost a whopping $500. 🤣
A sliver too small. We must return.
Tony had some morning convos at ORNL, so after collecting Jack at the adorable Knoxville airport we stopped at a diner-type place for a quick breakfast. Afterwards these two resumed their longest-running sibling rivalry: the race to ride shot gun. Anna Grace edged out her brother for the first time ever!
Well before our return from across the pond, Tony was asked if he might spare some time to present his international perspective to folks at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, at a convenient time upon his return to the U.S.
A date was scheduled. I made plans for a Road Trip. We’re a team like that.