Patricia Florio

About Patricia Florio

Patricia A. Florio went back to academia after a seventeen-year career in court reporting in the federal court system Brooklyn, New York. She received her MA and MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She was a freelance writer for the Two River Times, Philadelphia Inquirer-South Jersey Edition and The Newark Star Ledger. She lives in Ocean Grove on the Jersey Shore with her husband Ralph. Patricia's Bio

Guinness Factory, Dublin, Ireland

Arthur Guinness

It’s a must! You can’t go to Dublin and not visit the Guinness Factory. Whenyou enter the building in a section of Dublin called St. James’s Gate. The option offered is a guided tour or just do it yourself, roam around the seven floors of the building, take your time and see what goes into making Guinness Ireland’s favorite beer.

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Dublin, Ireland — arrival day and touring

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin

We left JFK, New York at 9:30 p.m.; our flight arrived in Dublin, Ireland at 9:00 a.m. the next morning, allowing for a five-hour time change and a six-hour flight.

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Kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland

Blarney Castle in County Cork

A Bucket List is a wonderful thing. For those of you who have started one, either mentally or on paper, you might want to consider visiting Ireland. Kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland was my number one, on the top of my list, top of the morning to you all, for 2013.

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Jersey Strong Alive in Asbury Park

Zombies came by the thousands

Today was a beautiful day on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, and zombies and zombie enthusiasists came out in droves.

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The Big Easy — New Orleans, Louisanna

Bourbon Street

“Way down yonder in New Orleans; that’s the land of dreamy dreams. There’s a Garden of Eden, you know what I mean.” If you don’t know the lyrics of this song, then it’s time you head on down to The Big Easy and experience it for yourself.

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4th of July in Ocean Grove, New Jersey

4th of July Parade in Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove, New Jersey is as American and as patriotic as my mama’s apple pie. And on the 4th of July, Ocean Grove proudly wears its red, white and blue.

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