FOOD !, From The Road, Spain, Uncategorized

Madrid Mini-break of Indulgences

With only three days in Spain, Madrid won two of them, and most was spent indulging as a foodie should.  Madrid is no doubt a bustling, modern day city filled with beauty, traditions and cultural experiences but it's also an ancient capital that has seen many changes.  A city whose last 2 centuries have left… Continue reading Madrid Mini-break of Indulgences

From The Road, Ireland, Uncategorized

Stoneing, Fox Hunting, & Hot Whisky Does a Holiday Make!

Master of the hunt and his riders and hounds gathering for the annual Fox Hunt in Kells Ireland, Dec 26 2013
Master of the hunt and his riders and hounds gathering for the annual Fox Hunt in Kells Ireland, Dec 26 2013

A glimpse back at last year’s day after Christmas for the Rucksack Foodie, and the Irish traditions the day holds.
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The day after Christmas back home in Missouri includes waking up to a house strewn about with new toys, spending the day indulging on Mom’s Christmas dinner leftovers, and 60% off sales at all major department stores.            In Ireland the day after Christmas is so much more!! December 26 is known as St Stephens Day  ( La Fheile Stiofan) or The Day of the Wren (La an Dreoilin). The day for many starts out in Catholic Mass, as did mine in hopes i’d find a bit of spiritual explanation for this holiday. A day of a observation for the first Christian martyr, based upon the story of St Stephen who in 35ad was stoned to death by an angry mob  for his faith in Jesus and then while be stoned prayed for his assailants souls to be forgiven by God (quite a guy!)

The story…

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Stops & Stays, Travel, Uncategorized

….and of course a Hapy New Year to you!

Much happiness and good fortune to family I love, old friends I hold dear, and strangers soon to meet. In the New Year may your hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want.....