The Zeigers Head to Ireland!

By , September 15, 2018

We’re embarking on a major family trip starting this coming week.

First, we’ll go to the Oregon coast to gather with friends from our college days. A group of us have periodically met at the family beach house of one member, a place that played a major role in our college life, including Michelle’s and my courting, way back in the last century. This gathering will be our first in 9 years. Last time we held a reunion, we celebrated Aly’s 16th birthday there.

But that’s just a pleasant prelude to the main event: the Zeiger family next heads to Ireland!

Aly in Ireland

Aly in Ireland, at the “Quiet Man Bridge” 2014 (Photo: Sasha Barnes).

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By , September 12, 2018

Michelle got up at 4:30 a.m., as she often does in order to get ready for work and hike out to arrive on time. As usual, I lay in bed a bit longer, half dreaming, listening to her move quietly around the cabin.

Spice, our cat, cried as she often does, mournfully, unnecessarily, almost as if out of boredom. Michelle chose to put a positive spin on it, then called her by a secret name:

“Are you saying thanks for the yummy breakfast, Cat-who-eats-before-me?”

Well, if that doesn’t sum it all up, I don’t know what does.

sleeping cat

“Cat-who-eats-before-me takes a postprandial nap that will last almost all day (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger)

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