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Snow Gus

Posted on January 12, 2012

Dog shoveling snow

Gus wants to shovel

Today in Chicago we had our first snow of the winter (finally). This pic was from a few years ago after a pretty good storm and I was reminded of it today. Gus is a Chicago dog, owned by my cop brother. I was watching Gus and when I went out to shovel, he grabbed it from me and ran off with it in his mouth. Maybe he wanted to shovel the snow himself, but I think he just didn’t want me to do it. He pretty much just ran around the yard with it. This is one of the pics I took. I never saw anything like this. Good dog, Gus.


Done it in Dublin

Posted on January 10, 2012

A few more random snaps from Dublin…

"Gavin" - Backpacker Pub Crawl

Carlsburg - a short respite from Guinness at Oliver St. John Grogarty's.

The Cliffs - an out of Dublin trip

Ha'Penny Bridge (over the River - yep - Liffey!) in the rain at night

Backpacker Pub Crawl - Gavin, the leader, two gals and some doofs in the back.

A pint of the black stuff at one of my favorites, The Long Stone Pub

The crawl: On a whim I decided to join the Backpacker Pub Crawl. I recommend it over whatever they tell you in the travel brochure. You meet some interesting folks, many who are hostel-dwellers, and it’s a good time at some interesting pubs. You meet at Trinity College and someone like Gavin (I forget his name, but he looks like a Gavin) will lead the way. Good times, good drink.

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