Revisiting Spring in Ireland

Last year, my mom went to Ireland for a Spring vacation and here’s her experience.

Kerry Peninsula, Ireland

Ireland Cliffs of Mordor
Ireland Cliffs of Mordor

We are enjoying ourselves immensely.  The weather has been glorious, mid-60s and mostly sunny.  We had rain only one day which was a pleasant surprise. Our tour is going well, lots of history, castles, gorgeous scenery, museums and landmarks. We’re enjoying eating out and many walks, not enough to compensate for the food.

Last night at dinner, in addition to the main dish, we were served mashed, whole and french fries potatoes, plus a salad and “root” vegetables.  Oh, my.Read More »

Dirt-cheap cabin glamping in beautiful SW Wisconsin

Are you wanting an inexpensive rustic weekend cabin with a covered front porch?

Tucked away in the woods of Southwestern Wisconsin is a nook of four cabins, at Black Hawk Lake Recreation Area. Highland and Cobb, WI are the towns closest to the Black Hawk Lake and the park office has ice, bait, firewood (including kindling) and more. Look for the store at the turn for the park road which has a great selection of camping, fishing, hunting and adult party supplies!

The great find at Black Hawk Lake Rec Area are the four rustic cabins. The favorite (photos below) is Cabin #4 however Cabin #3 has an amazing view. The privacy and forest cover cannot be beat at Cabin #4 but the kicker is these cabins are all inexpensive at $70 (plus fees) per night. Check the Black Hawk Lake website for seasonal cabin pricing discounts and for more photos.


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