Stop #13: Mellifont Abbey was a Cistercian abbey in County Louth, Ireland. Founded in 1142 had one hundred monks and three hundred lay brothers by 1170. The abbey became the model for other Cistercian abbeys built in Ireland, with its formal style of architecture imported from the abbeys of the same order in France; it […]
Stop #25 This was my second visit to Budapest, with my first visit about 15 or so years ago. The city is as beautiful as I remember it, but this time it felt like there were a lot more tourists. I was probably too ambitious about seeing as much as possible in the day and […]
We will definitely have to return to North Cascades during the summer. Our visit was in the winter, so we were able to see some beautiful ice covered trees and snow capped mountains. And Seattle is a great city to visit any time of year.