Published: May 9th 2010May 8th 2010
Waiting at the Dayton International Airport.
Well we made it!
We were on pins and needles all week even when we arrived at Philly, we just never felt 100% that the plane was going to take off.
Our connecting flight in Philly was a little nerve wracking, that airport is huge!
We had to take a shuttle from the gate we landed to our departing gate to Dublin.
It was a matter of min. that we got to the gate that they started boarding.
The plane food was AWFUL...we barely slept, I think I got about two hours.
Feel asleep around 11pm and woke up to the sun coming up and it was only like 1am back home.
We had some amazing views from the plane. We had to go up over Greenland and Iceland to dodge the ash cloud.
The views were spectacular! Huge snow covered mountains in Greenland and 150 miles from the volcano. We could see the ash plume. AMAZING.
After checking into our hotel, we searched for a place to grab a quick bit to eat. There is this pub next door to the hotel called Harry Lemon.
We enjoyed our first official pint of Guinness IN Ireland! I had the Beef &
Flying over Greenland. Amazing views. We saw the volcano. We were about 150 miles away from it.
Guinness and Jared had Fish & Chips. The food was SO good!
Learned chips are fries and crisps are what we call chips. ;p
We had a walking tour set @ 2pm with Pauline. We walked through Trinity College, witnessed a protest, Grafton Street, The Parliment Building and the many squares in Dublin. Dublin is a hustling and busling city. Very busy.
After our tour Jared and I walked down to the River Liffey and through Temple Bar. I think people here drink and eat all day long.
Stopped back at Harry Lemon for a pint, nachos and i had a bailey's cheesecake.
Came back to the hotel and crashed, SO tired.
This morning we went down to the hotel restaurant for our first Irish breakfast.(May 9)
Scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, black & white pudding, some kind of toast that reminded me of the pita bread that you get with humus at the Greek restaurant, and this other sausage looking thing. Overall it was good. I wasnt brave enough to try the pudding. I smelled it ;p it smelled very peppery. Today we are going to go to the Brewery and maybe do a little shopping on
Our bathtub was a huge step up, I almost needed a step stool to get in. ;p
Grafton St. I would also like to make it to Dublin Castle and St. Patricks Cathedral.
There are more photos below