Brian and I got married in the rain on Friday, September 23 with a small group of 8 people in Arnold Arboretum...with our ring beasts:
|I was so glad they were there, but the smell in the car with two wet dogs on the way home was less than awesome.|
|The umbrella was both functional, and a tip of my hat to MA law. |
Someday everyone will have the same rights nationally as all residents are lucky to have in our great state.
|It stopped raining for 15 minutes.|
We had a fantastic party the following day on Thompson Island, with a killer sunset. I would get married in the pouring rain a hundred times over for the sunset we had at the reception:
|I didn't know a beach in Boston could be so awesome.|
The next day, we went to Ireland. I've been explaining Ireland as "wet, green, tasty, and sheepy". But the thing that absolutely surprised me was for the first 5 days, we didn't see ANY dog leashes. The dogs, even in Ennis, a city near Shannon, had a healthy respect for the streets, and stuck to the sidewalks.
|The first bar we saw was by far, my personal favorite.|
Of course, I had to laugh at their "warning" system.....
|Gaelic for "Don't be stupid".|
|View up to Eask Tower|
|Irish Traffic Jam|
|"Guinness" the Pit/Corgi mix we met on Inis Mor Island off the west coast of Ireland. He split his time between the pub next door, and the B&B we stayed at. The spike collar was just for humor.|
|This dog got up to greet people with french fries....|
|and judging by his girth, he takes his job seriously. I called him "Norm", from CHEERS fame.|
|This one led us from the harbor of Inis Mor Island, up the hill to the open pub in town. This dog earned her tip.|
|Just one look at this dog, and Brian busted up laughing. Corgi/BC mix at a tourist attraction.|
|For Mariah: WE FOUND FUNGI! We actually saw the real Fungi in Dingle Harbor, swimming around one morning, but didn't get a photo.|
|Which, to be perfectly honest, is better than an unhappy hooker.|