Packed flight and somehow I managed to tuck myself against the window and got a few hours of sleep.
The view is pretty spectacular coming onto Boston. Islands dot the coastline and the sun changed to plane to gold. First stop by baggage claim was Dunkin’ Donut cream only coffee. They add it for you w a heavy hand and it’s very good.
Off to the Cape!!!
Happy St Patrick’s Day! I just got back from the coffee shop and realized I had forgotten to wear green. I do this often on this holiday so always tell people my eyes are green so there’s no need to overdo it. One tradition that I always keep is to eat a classic St Patty’s day meal which you see above. I actually don’t cook it but go to Lunardi’s, one of our local grocery stores and pick it up. I posed this photo for the blog but will wait until tonight to actually eat it. In the mean time I was wondering about the holiday and thought I’d get some more facts for us in case you need to “wow” someone at a party. So here is what I have:
- St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. (They say he died on March 17, 461 AD)
- The color of St. Patrick is actually blue. Green became associated with the day during the 19th century – Irish legends thought fairies and immortals wore green
- The first St. Patrick’s day parade was Boston, not Ireland, in 1737
- In Chicago the rivers are dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day – it makes me wonder how long they stay green, and how much dye is required to do this!
- The phrase “drowning the shamrock” is from the custom of floating the shamrock on the top of whiskey before drinking it, which will bring a prosperous year (I will try that with a class of wine and see if it works)
So with these fun facts you’re ready to hit any party well prepared. Stay safe today and tonight and have fun!