Ireland Arrival.

You probably thought I was kidding about that bald guy with big ears, didn’t you?

I’m here to tell you that not only did the man go to the concert, but he also flew to Ireland in the seat in front of us. Given the size of the airline seats, that meant he was practically sitting in our laps. He also wasn’t satisfied with the space alloted to him by the airlines. So not only did he push the seat backwards as far as possible, when he reached the end of it, he… bounced on it. Several times throughout the flight. That was fun.

The bald guy…

Security at LAX was actually a breeze, 45 minutes… that’s all. The flight, however, was brutal. Neither Tony nor I got much sleep on the flight. Because the seats were too small, we were too big and the bouncing bald guy just exacerbated it all. At one point I put my tray down and laid my head on it and found myself wanting to crawl on top of it and sleep. We’re feeling it today — we’re stiff, sore, with traveler’s diarrhea and feeling pretty woozy. Kind of sucks.

Necessarily, that steps the adventure mode up a notch on the scale, particularly when we’re attempting to remember to drive on the other side of the road. Tony hit the curb twice on the way to the hotel and I turned into a nagging shrew.

We made it, though. I can’t believe we’re really here. If the diarrhea doesn’t let up this may be all the further we’ll get. Not bad digs, though, all things considered.

Our first view of Ireland…

View from our room of Dublin bay…

P.S. Happy Anniversary to us.

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20 responses to “Ireland Arrival.

  1. Caryl

    Yeah, I was wondering if Irelanders didn’t drive on the left side of the road. Be careful crossing the street too–really do need to look BOTH ways. Glad you’ve arrived even if your stomachs haven’t.
    Beautiful pictures.
    HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY!

  2. I would’ve been so tempted to flick that bald guy’s head and pretend it wasn’t me. But I’m mean like that.

    I hope the rest of your trip goes a lot smoother!

  3. angi

    I am soooo proud of you! Just for getting on the plane! Have a great, great time.

  4. happy, happy anniversary!!!! πŸ™‚

    i’m so glad security was easy!!! hope the poopies go away! πŸ™‚ miss you already!

  5. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy Ireland!!!

  6. Marigold

    Happy Anniversary! Again, maybe you’ll get a real card next year!

    Glad you guys made it. Beware of the IRA. And Leprachauns. They’re both very pesky.

  7. Inanna

    WOOT!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! Land of my ancestors, kiss some blarney for me!! WOOT!! Happy dance!!!

  8. Inanna

    Oh, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

  9. Jeanette

    Mom, when we took a break from pooping we hiked up behind our castle/hotel. We were halfway up the hill (I use that term loosely) and heard squealing brakes and a very loud thunk. In the intersection below us, where we’d been was a nasty accident. Still don’t know what happened, we didn’t see it, only heard it. When we hiked back down nearly an hour and a half later, it was still there and the Garda were directing traffic. Guess there’s accidents in Ireland too. Who knew?

    Beth, ohhh, there were several times I thought about smacking him upside the back of the head. Would have made quite a satisfying noise, I think. Heh.

    Angi, I’m proud of me, too. I figured, while pooping for the 100th time, if this is all the farther I get, well, yay me!

    Grrrace, thanks honey! I hope the poopies go away too. No fun at all. πŸ˜₯ But we’re here. πŸ™‚

    Brighton, thanks dear. xoxo πŸ™‚

    Marigold, a real card? *blink blink* From Tony? Well, he did get me one… when we landed. πŸ™‚
    What’s the IRA?
    I think we already spotted the leprecauns… when we were hiking in the hills behind our castle, it started raining, sounded like little feet pattering everywhere.

    Inanna, :mrgreen: You make me grin. (hug) Thanks, lovey. πŸ™‚

  10. *sigh*
    I’m a Dublin-lover too. So beautiful.
    Alas, living vicariously through other bloggers.

  11. angi

    Would you quit blogging, it’s your honeymoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :smile::shock::smile:

  12. how cool!
    ya, the getting there is the worst, but after some sleep and stuff – you’ll have a blast …
    isn’t the toilet paper rough? atleast that’s what i found in finland!!! you’d think they used the bark off the trees!!

    on the way back, ask for the seats near the bulkhead doors – more leg room – that’s what we always asked for so that leo could squat when his back was killing him …

    ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY …

    happy anniversary too! πŸ˜‰

  13. electrictracey

    :grin:HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:grin::grin::grin: Just think if the big D keeps up you’ll fit into your wedding dress when you come home:razz: glad you made it okay I hope you have a wonderful time. and by the way Tony isn’t wrong in his driving it’s just that everyone over there drives on the wrong side of the road so he’s just trying not to hit them:lol:

  14. Redfred

    Wha’s the IRA? 😯 Stay clear of those peoples, try your luck with the lepershauns πŸ™‚ at least they have a pot of gold. Driving on the right (as in Correct) side of the road is fun isn’t it! did you know that from time to time I still try and get in the passenger side to drive, at least now I don’t have to look to see what side the other cars are driving on for clues… Enjoy Ireland, check out the guiness museum, that should cure the pooping problem.. well kill or cure for sure! “for the cause, the cause”:roll:

  15. Redfred

    :shock::shock::shock:No way it’s a year! this is some of that leprechaun magic I tell ya… really its been a year? I could have sworn that was 3 months ago.. wow…. well congratulations, but somehow the speed it passed deminishes the achievement (not) just think this time next year you’ll be celebrating your 10th!:shock::shock::shock:

  16. Caryl

    I know you’re in Ireland and not England, but just for the record, Churchill had five children. Check out their names and his mother’s name. πŸ˜‰

  17. Redfred

    Great now I just spent an hour reading up on Churchill’s private life…. good job Thursday is my last day here!!!

  18. Happy Anniversary!!

    Have a great time in Ireland! It looks beautiful!!

  19. angi

    Me thinks RedFred is slacking today…:lol:

  20. Jammie J.

    Tinyhands, living vicariously isn’t so bad. I do it all the time. πŸ™‚

    Angi, well, the thing is, Tony and I are dealing with jet lag in different ways. He sleeps, I blog. Go figure. :mrgreen:

    Saija, sleep and stuff? What’s the stuff part? The loss of stuffing??? I’ve been doing that a lot! HA!
    The toilet paper that I’ve encountered, which at this point I consider myself a connoisseur, has all been fairly normal. *shrug*
    I would ask for bulkhead seats, but as of last checking, the flight was sold out.
    Thanks for the anniversary wishes. πŸ™‚

    ElectricTracey, Unfortunately with the BIG D, I also have the BiG BLOAT. Not fun at all. I’m a walking bubble, I’m surprised you can’t hear it. πŸ˜›
    As for Tony’s driving, it’s still wrong that he’s trying to drive on the sidewalk. 😯

    RedFred, but who are the IRA? Speaking of gold, the first night we were here we saw a rainbow! We bypassed the Guiness museum in favor of the Gaol tour. It was enjoyable to see where people were hung to death.
    This year went fast, huh?

    Mom, That’s just strange.

    RedFred, πŸ˜† Actually, I think I was named after a little girl my mom babysat.

    Ashley, thanks! Also, seriously, thanks for answering all my crazy travel questions in one of my previous posts. That really was helpful.