Celtic Discovery: a/k/a/ Joe & Diane’s Excellent Vacation

Published May 31, 2003

Ireland - Cheers

Between September 8 and September 24, 2001, Heartland president Joseph Bast and vice president Diane Bast enjoyed a remarkable 17-day vacation in Ireland.

Though you really need to visit the Emerald Isle yourself to experience Ireland properly, we thought we’d whet your appetite with a few of our dozens of photographs.

You can enjoy the show in one of two ways: As Web pages you can view online, or as a Microsoft PowerPoint slide show you can download and view at your leisure.

If your browser is Internet Explorer, you can experience our Celtic Discovery online. Just click here. Please note that it takes a while for the images to appear, especially if you don’t have a high-speed connection. But they will appear!

To download and view the PowerPoint slide show, print this page and follow these five steps.

  1. Create a new folder called Ireland on your computer. That way, when you’re ready to remove the slide show from your computer, all the files are in one place.

  2. Click here to download Ireland.exe. Specify that it should download into your new Ireland folder. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes to download, depending on the speed of your connection.

  3. When the download is accomplished, your download manager may automatically prompt you with “click here to install Ireland.exe.” Go ahead and do that. If your download manager doesn’t prompt you, then you’ll need to open your new Ireland folder in Windows Explorer and double-click on Ireland.exe. When prompted, specify the Ireland folder as the destination for the files.

  4. When the extraction is accomplished, open the Ireland folder and double-click on pngsetup.exe. Again, specify the Ireland folder as the destination for the files.

  5. When that extraction is accomplished, you may automatically be prompted to run the slideshow; go ahead and do that if it’s convenient for you. If you’re not prompted, or if you’d rather wait, then simply open the Ireland folder when you’re ready to view the show and double-click on ppview32.exe. Click on Ireland.ppt to start that slide show.