Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mennonite Vikings from Texas? Singing and Traveling with the Oasis Chorale, Part X

       I like Vikings.  Obviously they are bodacious and awe-inspiring, but better yet,  our family has Viking ancestry.  "Swanson" is an Anglicized derivative of "Swenson", which is a Sweedish surname.  It literally means "son of Sven".  To-yo-ro-ho, we are Scandinavian!  
        History is fascinating.  Here we are in Waterford, Ireland, by the ancient city walls and towers, both of which were built by the Vikings.  

      The gardens of Powerscourt were splendid.  My favorite part here was this stone tower which provided a view of almost the entire estate.  To read more about this tour, click HERE