Hello from Dublin!!
The most exciting part of the flight is when you are finally close, descending in, and you drop below the clouds low enough to see the green patchwork.
The flight was painless. I “slept” for most of the way, but couldn’t ever really get comfortable. I had the most interesting and sweet 90-year-old woman next to me that talked to me all about her life and her travels for the beginning and end of the flight. The gluten free breakfast served was a rice cake and a banana, which was amusingly dull, but luckily I brought a Justin’s PB pack with me to round it out.
My Godparents picked me up at the airport and we drove back to their house, where my Godmother suggested a hot bath and a nap. Don’t have to tell me twice!!! They are the best hosts in the whole world.
Once I woke up it was time for tea, chatting, and getting ready for dinner and a play.
The city traffic is pretty crazy right now due to installing a new Luas line (the a public train/tram) — however we did get a rainbow on the way in. Can you spot it??
My Godparents love the theater and graciously invited me to join them to see The Constant Wife at The Gate. I hadn’t ever heard of Somerset Maugham, the playwright, and was so pleasantly surprised. It was hilarious!! Very well done.
We got this view of the sunset as we were leaving. Ireland is far enough north that it stays light out SO late. This was only 10:15pm!
And just for fun, here’s the Rotunda Hospital right near The Gate. It’s the oldest continuously operating maternity hospital in the world!
I’m pretty exhausted from the travel, so I’m off to bed. Tomorrow will be spent in the city!