Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We hope everyone had a fun & safe St. Patty’s day celebration. Tis a grand day indeed! While we didn’t do anything special today, there was certainly the wearin’ o’ the green!

And especially on St. Patty’s Day, we’re reminded of our incredible trip to Ireland back in 1999. Click here to view photos from that trip.
 

Life's a Beach!

Think "beach etiquette" sounds like an oxymoron?   Well, it seems that even the great outdoors has rules, as pointed out in this article on How to Practice Etiquette at the Beach that Steve B. referred us to.

And where better to test out these newfound social skills than in San Diego?   You can usually find $99 each-way tickets to San Diego at Southwest Airlines all through summertime.   Here are a few pictures from our fantastic Memorial Day ’03 with Topper in San Diego.

And if you go, you can’t go wrong if you listen to Local Wally’s San Diego Tourist Guide.   We’ve been to San Diego many times and considered ourselves pretty SD-savvy, but Wally still has plenty of cool places and stuff to do that we’d never heard of before.
 

Awesome Packing Tip

John Walkenbach’s blog is just great – we check it almost daily and usually find the coolest stuff there. Today, he posted a link to a site that features a short Quicktime video that will teach you a revolutionary new way to fold shirts. Like John, we had to watch the video a few times to catch the quick slight of hand that the girl does before we could duplicate her efforts. It’s like pulling a magic trick on yourself because you won’t believe that it works even after you’ve done it yourself.

Also worth checking out is OneBag.com, formerly known as “The Compleat Carry-On Traveler.” This site has been around for years (I found it when researching for our Ireland trip in ’98) and, while its geared towards very light travellers, there’s a wealth of information that’s great for anyone looking to travel smarter. They’ve also got tons of reviews on a wide variety of bags, packs, and other travel stuffs.