And while I am on my whirlwind travel tour, my Uncle Matt and his wife, Sibyl, my Aunt Peggy and her husband, Gary, my Aunt Mary, my Aunt Theresa and my granny are all headed to Ireland for one of their cousin's 70th birthday parties. They'll be starting in Dublin and then heading to my grandparents' hometown in County Mayo called Tourmakeady. The home that my grandfather grew up in is now a rental lodge and has small cottages for rent as well.
After their time in Tourmakeady, they'll go back to Dublin where my granny and two aunts who are visiting sans spouses will fly home. My other two aunts and uncles will head to Italy where they will tour the countryside and meet my Uncle Gary's family. Then, my Uncle Matt and Aunt Sibyl will finish off their trip by heading to where her parents were born in Germany (at the time, it was Poland before the Russian invasion). I cannot wait to hear about all their travels and adventures. My Aunt Mary and Uncle Matt are excellent story tellers and I am SURE this trip will be filled with amazing stories and loads of laughter!