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Arrival in Europe

Hello Everyone,
We are here in Galway, Ireland. It took us quite some time to get here. First, with the president being in town, the flight was delayed. However, this was all after finding out our flight was canceled, which meant we had to reschedule with a different airline an fly directly to London, with a connection to Dublin. The cool part was while we were at the London airport, we took the train to downtown and walked around for a few hours. We strolled around Buckingham Palace, through the Hyde park, and a bit ‘O shopping. In the Gattwick airport in London, right when we were about to go through security, the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate the area, then start over.
However, we made it. Well over 24 hours without sleep. We checked in a little later (9pm) to the hotel in Dublin, which meant we got the last room available, the ‘Tower Suite’. This, although grand sounding, was actually a conference room converted – very odd, we took pics.
Trinity College, which is in Dublin, is gearing up to start in a week or so, so there are many college student out and about. Our time in Dublin was cut short because of the flight situation, so we are going to plan in a little extra time there on the way out (tomorrow).
So, we stayed the night in the conference room, then got up early to have a Traditional Irish Breakfast (lots of meat, a hard egg, and something new which they call pudding – we are unsure what it is, but it’s tasty). The train was about 3 hours, and now we are in Galway, Ireland. We walked around all yesterday and took a boat cruise this afternoon. Its beautiful here. It reminds me a lot of MN.
This is the first of our Internet Cafe visits. Axners, the connector didn’t work, we have the wrong size card (so no pics posted…yet).
We both have new Irish wool sweaters…oh lah lah.
Now we are off to buy conditioner (the hotels do not have those in Europe – that we have seen thus far). More later – Becky & Sean

August 24, 2007 Posted by | Vacation: Europe07 | 1 Comment