We've booked a new location...Quite unusual for us!...

There are many beautiful scenes when driving on the many winding and narrow roads.
"Fascinating Fact of the Day About Ireland"
Because Ireland is isolated, many species of animals that are commonly found in Europe do not live here. This includes moles, polecats, and weasels."
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When we decided on how we'd handle our upcoming schedule for visiting the US, the starting date on November 8th was based on when we'll disembark a transatlantic cruise from Southampton, England, ending in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  We booked a flight from there to Minneapolis, Minnesota where we'll visit kids, grandkids and other family members, for two weeks staying in a nearby hotel.

From there, we'll fly to Nevada, where we'll spend 10 days staying with son Richard in Henderson, Nevada, frequently visiting my sister Susan in Las Vegas. While in Nevada we'll renew our driver's licenses and passports.  
Fishing boats in the bay.
With the rental car we'll have booked in Nevada, we'll drive to Apache Junction, Arizona (five hours) and spend the month of December near his sisters, Colleen (and husband Gene), Mary Ellen (and husband Eugene) and Margie who each have a home in a 55-plus RV park where they spend the cold Minnesota winter months.

When we visited the US in summer 2017, we spent time with his sisters while they were still in Minnesota.  However, we'd only visited them at their Apache Junction homes a few times when we stayed in Scottsdale in 2012.
Mr. & Mrs. Sheep
Tom thought it would make sense, as the youngest in the family, to spend some quality time with his sisters while were in the US at the end of the year and I concurred.

Where we'd stay has been a source of research over the past few weeks.  They were a few holiday homes we could consider and plenty of hotels.  But, we wanted to spend time with his sisters and their neighbors who get together each day for happy hour and snacks. 
Two white Connemara ponies tended to by their owner.
If we were staying in a hotel, we wouldn't be able to share in making some food to bring for each evening.  If we stayed in a nearby holiday home, we'd have the drive from their location to a house, a few miles away.  We didn't want Tom driving after happy hour.  On occasion, his family members stay up very late, too late for me, and he'd have to drive me back to our location.

The logical choice was to find a place to live in their RV park, that was merely a short walk away from his sisters.  As we began our research, we weren't able to find any rentals for that specific location, advertised anywhere online.
As we approached Balleyconneely.
Tom's sister Colleen, got to work and found a place for us, not far from their RV sites, within easy walking distance.  The rep at the park has confirmed our rental which will include all utilities, WiFi, TV service and a complete unit with kitchen and laundry facilities for a little over Euro 1339, US $1500 per month.  

We agreed to book the unit from December 1st through December 31st.  Once we get settled we'll decide on where we'd like to be on New Year's Eve but we'll figure that out later.

It's a bit odd that we'll be staying in a trailer home which is far removed from our usual private homes throughout the world.  But, we've determined this is the best possible scenario for that particular period of time.  
Ruins of another castle.
No doubt, we'll have a great time with his sisters (and husbands) and thoroughly enjoy staying in this unique (to us) type of property  Each time we have an opportunity to try something new, we look forward to the opportunity to expand our horizons.
 
This morning, we took off for Clifden visiting a museum for which we'll share photos and historical facts in the next few days.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a pleasant day!
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Photo from one year ago today, June 19, 2018:
She turned her head to pose for the camera.  For more photos, please click here.

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