212th Temporal Tuesday - 12 February

@mrrustymonkey: somewhere in the #TemporalTues twitterverse, the door to a big tour bus opens & a grinning monkey doll hops on board *

@mrrustymonkey: he runs up the aisle to his favorite #TemporalTues row of seats & places his bag of souvenirs in the overhead bin *

@mrrustymonkey: he leaps into his mother's purse & settles down for the excursion - his seat on the #TemporalTues time machine ;) *

@mrrustymonkey: Today on this #TemporalTues, I have the luck of the Irish & a twinkle in my eye! It's last year, last July.

@mrrustymonkey: We're in Ireland #TemporalTues, "The Emerald Isle" as they say. It's my daddy's 68th birthday!

@mrrustymonkey: And my grandparents anniversary #TemporalTues, so we'll do the touristy thing. I wonder what adventures this grand week will bring?

@mrrustymonkey: We'll fly to Dublin #TemporalTues. Are you as jet lagged as me? Oh, who cares! Let's tour that art gallery! :)

@mrrustymonkey: We marvel @ Gainsborough, Fra Angelico & the Caravaggio's quite dear. And there's even a spectacular Vermeer! :)

@mrrustymonkey: whispers to #TemporalTues, "Chiaroscuro illumination... just magical! I had forgotten..." *

@mrrustymonkey: And did I forget #TemporalTues, driving round Dublin town? We were lost & saw it twice, but the cab driver was quite nice.

@mrrustymonkey: There are so many pubs #TemporalTues! I'll never visit every one - with the wildest names under the sun!

@mrrustymonkey: I'm overwhelmed #TemporalTues. It's hard to shutter it all in... like the 1st time I saw Europe all over again!

@mrrustymonkey: There's Trinity College #TemporalTues & famous O'Connell Street! St Patrick's Cathedral's a lovely gothic treat!

@mrrustymonkey: back @ the hotel's restaurant, he enjoys some tasty #TemporalTues salmon, followed by a glass of Guinness Stout*

@mrrustymonkey: *he wakes up @ O'dark thirty the next morning, still jet lagged & tosses back some strong, black tea before boarding the #TemporalTues bus*

@mrrustymonkey: #TemporalTues, today it's St. Brigid's sweet grassy air, as we stroll through the National Stud in Kildare.

@mrrustymonkey: #TemporalTues, did he say castle or Cashel? And did he also say "rock"? Our bus driver's on a timer with no plan to stop!

@mrrustymonkey: We're off to Limerick #TemporalTues for a rhyme of a song. Now sing along with with me. It won't take too long...

@mrrustymonkey: .... #TemporalTues There once was an old monkey doll. He toured Ireland and had quite a ball...

@mrrustymonkey: ... He awoke in the night with a terrible fright... to find out he had just dreamt it all! ;-) Just kidding #TemporalTues!

@mrrustymonkey: Then we're off #TemporalTues, to the steep Cliffs of Moher. I see seagulls & kittiwakes & puffins galore!

@mrrustymonkey: Tonight, #TemporalTues there's an inn in Ennis ( what !? )... with a little gothic pub where I'll drink ANOTHER Guinness! ;)

@mrrustymonkey: * his monkey head starts to spin from the "on the go" pace of this #TemporalTues trip. he's punchy now & everything's funny *

@mrrustymonkey: * he skips down the street to Dunnes, in search of "picnic" supplies for a simple #TemporalTues dinner in his room *

@mrrustymonkey: * he wakes up the next #TemporalTues morning, ready for another "4 leaf clover" of a day. braves the blood pudding even! *

@mrrustymonkey: #TemporalTues, today's a mostly gray & very blustery day. We'll cross a foggy estuary on a fairly rusty ferry...it was most extraordinary!

@mrrustymonkey: Oh bother #TemporalTues, I wish this rain would go away... so I could sail a tiny hooker on the bay of Galway.

@mrrustymonkey: * along a boggy road, he begs the #TemporalTues bus driver to stop, so he can pick some bog cotton for his mammaw ;-)*

@mrrustymonkey: But tomorrow #TemporalTues, I'll sheer a lamb ( well, just a patch ) & eat a scone in a home where the roof's entirely thatch!

@mrrustymonkey: The next day's sunny #TemporalTues & so very, very merry... to take a day long drive around the scenic ring of Kerry!

@mrrustymonkey: * whispers to #TemporalTues, " I met a fairy in a Hawthorn bush & that's no pooka! " ;-) *

@mrrustymonkey: Then we're off #TemporalTues to kiss a magic stone named Blarney & we'll stroll through the gardens of the Muckross in Kilaraney!

@mrrustymonkey: * while kissing the Blarney stone #TemporalTues ( he really did by the way ) he accidentally looses his little blue, crochet hat *

@mrrustymonkey: * he watches as it falls down into the bushes far below. oh dear, this is his very favorite thing #TemporalTues! *

@mrrustymonkey: * a big Irish man, who helps the tourists, shouts out from above - guiding him to the #TemporalTues bush where his hat landed *

@mrrustymonkey: * later that evening, he'll toss back a full pint of Guinness... & then another #TemporalTues, as he tells his Blarney tale *

@mrrustymonkey: The next day #TemporalTues, well... it was all I could afford. I bought a tiny seahorse pin in a store called Waterford.

@mrrustymonkey: Another stop #TemporalTues? We'll tour a mill that weaves by hand, where she'll buy a woven bag that's as tight as I can stand!

@mrrustymonkey: * kicks around inside the new monkey carrier, not sure how he feels about this tighter space #TemporalTues. settles down for the ride *

@mrrustymonkey: One more day #TemporalTues to cross some Mountains called Wicklow, to tour St Kevin's holy church in the town of Glendalough.

@mrrustymonkey: Then it's home #TemporalTues, for Dublin's goodbye pint(s) of beer. We'll lift our glasses to good health & we'll shout it's Irish cheer!

@mrrustymonkey: "Slainte #TemporalTues, slainte my friend!"

@mrrustymonkey * as the plane takes off, he wiggles out of the purse for a final look @ the #TemporalTues landscape below. oh, it's so perfectly green! *

@mrrustymonkey: * whispers to #TemporalTues, " The craic was ninety." ;-) *

@mrrustymonkey: Oh #TemporalTues time machine, I saw 40 shades of green! :-) And now it's time to sing....view video

@mrrustymonkey: many months later, he still cannot forget his much needed #TemporalTues escape, now a beautiful memory from his once upon a time. *

@mrrustymonkey: he skips off humming a magical tune that he can't seem to get out of his #TemporalTues head…view video

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