Sunday, March 17, 2013

Luck o' The Irish

Lá fhéile Pádraig Shona Dhaoibh!!! (Happy St. Patrick's Day!!)

I was fortunate enough to fly back to Boston to spend the weekend of St Patrick's Day with my sister who now lives in South Boston.  It was awesome to be able to walk out of my sister's apartment to see the famous Southie parade!!  My friend Katie P came with me to Boston and we all had such a blast.

We were walking around the city and the weather was just perfect for spring.  It's a little cooler than being in Marina del Rey, but we planned for it and wore our Irish sweaters!  We just visited Ireland in July 2012 for our second anniversary. My mom, dad, sister, Lindsey, Jimmy and I all went on a home exchange trip there.  What an experience to live like a local.  A young Irish couple, Helen and Ray, stayed in our house in the Cape and we stayed in their four-bedroom place in Co. Limerick. We were able to visit the Cliffs of Moher, Dublin and some other local sites in the countryside.

Here I am with my sister on St Patty's, and then my friend Katie P and I on the top right and then my mom, sister and I on the bottom right:


Crock pot corned beef, potatoes, carrots and Guinness....can't get much better than that.

 
Zeta is the most Irish dog you will ever meet.

 
 
Zakim Bridge all lit up in green. :)  You can see a view of the TD Garden in the background, Go Celtics!  Speaking of the C's, I hear Doc Rivers is now coaching the Clippers here in LA...we are going to have to go to the Staples Center to see a game.

 
 
Last year, I wasn't able to make it home to Boston for St Patrick's Day, so my sister sent me this shirt.  How thoughtful?!?  I wear it all the time, not just on St Patty's...because I really DO wish I was there.  
 
 
 

Til next time,
Shaz