Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Airport Blog

This is the last picture I took while in Ireland.  We had just gotten through Airport security, cashed in the Euro's for American (I left Ireland with $35 dollars! Astonishing!) then promptly spent them in the last Irish Pub I would set foot in on Irish soil.  

You have to love the Pub.  If you are looking to meet a rugby player, or football player, hang out in the Irish Pub at the Airport.  It was noisy, boisterous, shoulder to shoulder, full of testosterone and I prayed they were on the plane with us!  Alas, they were not.  

For me, some of the best parts of the trip is the traveling.  Perhaps this is a left over from my childhood when we would pile into the family station wagon for our family vacation adventures.  I still love the act of "getting there" almost as the place itself.  

On our way home from Ireland, we had filled up a water bottle with vodka!  A great way to spend the eight hour flight to Chicago.  After the first round of drinks, the flight attendants abandoned us and left us to our own devices.  Joe went up and down the aisles, bringing us orange juice! We watched two air line worthy movies, he slept, I read.   

My magic carpet ride.

13 comments:

greyhoundloner03 said...

I agree, the "getting there" is the best part" for me. I am filled with a strange excitement when I walk through an airport. The people are so glamorous. All going Somewhere Very Important  or Equally Fabulous.
Thanks for the Magic Carpet Ride.
Andi

my78novata said...

Way to ride home I would say. Lori

sistercdr said...

If the trip isn't as much as the destination, something's gone wrong.

mlraminiak said...

An eight-hour plane ride is NOT my idea of a good time.  We had more room to move with the seven of us squished into OUR family station wagon.  Like your vodka idea, though.  Maybe I'll borrow it if I  ever decide to fly again...  Lisa  :-]

deabvt said...

Hey, I`ve done the Vodka thing!!!!!!!!!!1
Thanks for the Pic!!
V

readmereadyou said...

So that's the place to meet Irish men! I must admit to having a weakness for their twinkle in the eye. Do you think it's the beer? LOL! : )

wldconnie said...

I obviously need to go to Ireland on holiday not France! I just love rugby players! I love your journal. Thanks for all the comments on mine. Conniex

camaroisle050856 said...

   "Magic Carpet Ride" made me think of SteppenWolf.  
    I love getting there as much as the arriving at the destination, too.  I enjoy seeing Ireland through  your eyes like this!

Best wishes,
Debi  

slowmotionlife said...

I've missed so many of your Ireland entries because of the move, but rest assured that I've viewed all the photos and I'm so jealous.  You really had a wonderful time.  You've laid it all out here beautifully for us to enjoy.  Thank you for taking us on the trip with you!  :D

sonensmilinmon said...

I had to go back and look at your photographs ... I sit here wondering what the heck happened.  HOW did you NOT get nominated for SOMETHING in the journal awards?!?!  It's honestly boggling my mind.  I LOVE the photographs and the all the tales from the trip.  Shame all the guys weren't on your flight.  Can you imagine how that flight would've been?  Anyway, I LOVED ALL the entries of your time in Ireland.  I lived vicariously through you ~ thank you. :-)  I really want to go now.

Monica

somenuttychic said...

What a great photo -- definitely captures the energy in that pub! (And a water bottle full of vodka??? That must have been some flight home! lol)

redhdka said...

Love that shot...mmm hmmm LOL

krobbie67 said...

Wall to wall men. Sounds like my kind of place. I like the journey of a trip too. I think it's the excitement and anticipation. :-) ---Robbie