In honor of the fact that I think this is the first time I’ve gone anywhere without forgetting anything, here is the complete list of everything I packed. Though this is a list that was created for travel to another country, it works for everything from a weekend away to a long term stay. Let… Continue reading Packing List!
This is super delayed (by about a week) but this was the journey home! Customs/Immigration isn’t as bad as it sounds. This is it, we’re headed home! We left the house at 6:00am (midnight back home), dropped off the car and breezed through all the airport security/TSA/customs checkpoints. You could tell there were increased security… Continue reading Homeward Bound
We are coming to the end of our last day in Ireland! We’ve experienced so much in this trip but yet it somehow feels like we just got here yesterday. It’s amazing how hard it is to pick back up with a musical instrument if you neglect it for a few years. We had a… Continue reading The Last Day!
In some hotels, there are room key card reading slots on the wall by the light switches that you have to insert your room key card into to turn the lights on. This morning Katie and I got to sleep in while Barb and John took their Black Cab historical tour. I got up to… Continue reading Bye bye Belfast
They make prawn (shrimp) cocktail flavored crisps. When a restaurant in a small coastal town says they have seafood chowder, they’re not messing around. Almost all Indian food has tomato in it. Today we were off on a journey up the coast of Northern Ireland to see the Giant’s Causeway. Of course we had to… Continue reading Cruising the Coast
License plates are yellow instead of white in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland uses British pounds instead of Euros (this is not something I learned today, but it’s interesting). You can thank Katie for the fact that these posts still have catchy titles. We drove from Drumree to Belfast today, where we will be staying at… Continue reading Tackling the Titanic
Guinness beer is actually red. Busses are all over the place here, and they have WiFi for some reason. There is a period of time known as “the Troubles” that divided Ireland. Today was our second day heading into Dublin, this time with Barb and John. John’s dad drove us part of the way in… Continue reading Oh My Guinness!