It was a long and tiring flight (or series of flights, to be more honest): We left Hilo on Saturday night and arrived in Dublin at 7am on Monday morning. Phew!
The best part is that EVERYONE'S flights arrived and almost all of them touched down early. We came in on seven flights, so that is something to be impressed by.
It was fantastic to see Niamh and John again and great to be back in Ireland. The country blessed us with an amazing cloud-free sky (and temps about 11C -- brrr!). We had an easy day, with a little nap for me, followed by a walk around Dublin and dinner at a restaurant (19-something or other) that specialized in locally-sourced foods and gourmet recipes. It was delicious but I was so tired that I could barely keep my eyes open for the whole dinner.
Now that I've slept all night, I'm looking forward to the upcoming travels. I have met almost everyone (4 people opted out of yesterday's low-key events) and think that this is going to be a good group to travel with.
Looking forward to sharing Newgrange with everyone later today.
I am Mela, Pam, or Pamela. My first experience in Ireland was in 1990 when my best friend, Shannon, and I biked the island. I am very happy to have the opportunity to share this special island with students from my own special islands.
Me, in South Korea, visiting the statue of my zodiac sign -- can you guess what year I am?