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I just realized that I had forgotten to add one picture to the post:

A toast

This is one of Chris' favorite pictures, and it was shot inside of Fitzgerald's pub in Avoca, Wicklow, Ireland back in 2001. Since a certain dark beverage is associated with Irish pubs, I feel obligated to point out that the beverage he's hoisting in salute is a soft drink.

Fans of British TV will recognize Avoca as the location of Ballykissangel. It is also the home of the oldest continuously-running handweaving shop in Ireland, and not far from Thomas Moore's Meeting of the Waters. When we made the decision to go to England and Ireland, Chris requested the side trip to Avoca, and you can tell by the look on his face that he's having a great time. You can see more pictures from the trip here. (I just wish I'd had a tripod with me when I took the picture of the interior of the church.)

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