IT TOOK A LITTLE LONGER than planned but 28 hours after leaving Pennsylvania Dutch Country I walked into our home at the foot of the Rock of Cashel. My bags contained a few provisions (i.e., 16 boxes of Kraft Macaroni and cheese), several shirts for the ladies (sample at right) and no residual pain from O2-Ireland. In fact, my phones served me data, text and voice for a total of EUR 123 extra on my account. I was running my phones hard during the trip, making and receiving calls, checking into Foursquare venues, deleting hundreds of emails, uploading Audioboo files, sending photos to Flickr and updating Facebook status reports. I added two roaming bundles (EUR 50 each) to my phones and reviewed the costings for phone calls. Next time out, I'm going to (1) work harder to get Fring to work for me and (2) activate my Maxroam SIM on an old handset and pass around that US phone number to anyone who needs to reach me. This was a very important trip for me since I got to spend some of the highest quality time with my mom. I don't think I've ever had two days of time alone with her. And this time, I recorded some of our conversations as she rewound some time down memory lane.