Barry ... the Irish is going very well, since I've discovered Mary Black! Specifically, I'm working on "Song For Ireland" and "Fare Thee Well My Own True Love." There's a lovely song called "Mo Ghile Mear" and I'd love to learn it, but my prowess in the romance languages has not prepared me for gaelic.
Dani ... That sounds great! I drive a Ford Tempo, which actually seats 3-4 pretty comfortably, however, a van sounds even better. Gosh ... we could even pick up one or two more m'catters on the way. Anyone interested? Let's talk!
Charlie ... Thanks for the info. I'll start budgeting.