New Domain name Aquired. suddenly became available and I snatched it up.  I think we will probably keep the as the main domain.  Kara likes to call it Jacob Family dot ‘Us’.  So, now if you accidentally try it will lead you to dot ‘us’.


I am sure Kara will add alot more details about our trip.  We spent about 10 ten days traveling to Ireland.  I am slowly adding pictures to our gallery.  I have some of the photos from our last two days.  I don’t know why I am working backwards.

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I hope with Kara’s help (and maybe Dennis) to tag a google map of Ireland with our trip details and somehow post it up here.  I know we landed in Dublin and immediately drove west all the way to Galway.  We then seemed to drive around the southern coast before ending back in Dublin for the last few days.  There were waterfalls, caves, cliffs, and a very green landscape.

Indiana Summer

I dragged Kara to another family gathering in Fort Wayne, IN. The ticket prices led us to go through Indy. This meant we skipped the usual Friday rituals and hung around Indy and saw my college friend Tim and his wife Andi. Kara had not seen Indy yet so we walked the canals in downtown while waiting for Tim to leave work. In the pictures you can probably sense the heat and humidity. The storm clouds signaled our retreat. The edge of the front hit us on the walk back to the car. It must have dropped about 5 degrees and was suddenly extremely windy. We just made it to the car before the down pour hit. While we drove to a cafe near Tim’s house I was thinking what a blast Tim must be having riding his Harley home in the storm. It only lasted about a half hour and when Andi arrived she didn’t even know it rained. We had a nice dinner and visit with friends, and hit the road to Fort Wayne.

We did the usual Saturday visiting with family. Always good to see everyone. We played tennis in the morning. Joe forgot both his tennis racquet and tennis shoes, so he did not play. On Sunday we heading back to Indy in morning and spend a couple hours at the botanical gardens and the zoo. The gardens included a butterfly exhibit. Kara has plenty of butterfly pics somewhere. She even managed to find penguins at the zoo. I am sure she has plenty pics of those as well. As usual I had to drag her away from them. She is penguin crazy.