On April 19, 2003, shortly after 7 pm, we gathered on the beach in Cocoa Beach, Florida, with 40 friends and family, to get married.
Amid bubbles, bells, and crashing surf, caressed by tropical breezes, we said our "You betcha's". The bride wore black and the groom wore shorts. Nearly everyone was barefoot. Shortly after the official declaration, we all convoyed back to Jamestown Road for shrimp and cocktails.
One week after the nuptials, we flew to Ireland for a 13 day drive-yourself tour of the west coast. We arrived at Shannon Airport on Monday, April 28 at 7:30 a.m., picked up a rental car, and headed first to Galway. Our planned destinations were Galway, Dingle, Killarney and Cork. The rest was going to be whatever suited our mood.
We had an absolutely wonderful time. Halfway through the trip, we were planning the next one. We saw ruins. We got run off the road (no damages). We got lost. We shopped. We saw ruins. We saw lots of sheep. We saw ruins. We ran into way too many tourists from Baltimore. Did I mention we saw ruins? We ate a lot of salmon. We can't wait to go back.
To the left are the links to pictures from the wedding and the honeymoon. Most of the wedding pictures were taken by our good friend Eddie Wadsworth (with our hearty thanks).
John took 1440 pictures (digital) on the honeymoon. Patti took a couple of those - it's pretty obvious which of them are hers.
We've had quite the job going through them and picking the ones to include on these pages. There's even a set of arty flower pictures. Have fun going through them. Feel free to e-mail us with any questions. If you are planning a trip to Ireland yourself, we'll be happy to share some of the things we learned about getting around and such. And if you want a high-res copy of any of these pictures, just let us know.
John and Patti
Notes on navigating the pictures: The links to the left take you to a page of thumbnails. Click on the first picture (or any of your choosing) and that will take you to the large image. Above the image are arrows for next, previous or up, which will bring you back to the thumbnail page. The home link at the top of the left frame will bring you back here.