International, Travel

The Long Road Home

The time has come to head back to my nine to five – this trip has been amazing and I feel very fortunate for being able to have made this dream a reality.
Below is the rainy view from my Dublin hotel; my one night stop over before heading home to Texas.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

During my wait at the Dublin Int. Airport, I began reminiscing over the coffee I’d had in the Edinburgh Int. Airport.  Something about a well crafted Americano with a bit of steamed milk … nothing beats it.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

Sadly, the coffee above was not to be found … In my hurry to beat the “rush” to get through security and US Pre-Screening, I completely below past the Aer Lingus Lounge (which I paid for!), all the tasty Irish food ( as featured in a past post) AND everything else that would have suited an individual with food allergies/sensitives. I was stuck with a strange yogurt thing that has sticky sweet fruit at the bottom.  Luckily, the yogurt was of exceptional quality and the sweet stuff wasn’t mixed into it. 😊 I was a bit concerned over the granola, but that was in it’s own separate container on top of the yogurt and was easily removed.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

Past ‘breakfast,’ I waited to board my international flight by wandering through the terminals which were surprisingly quiet for 11am.  I guess I’m just used to the long lines to get through security in the states.  Either way, the terminals were clean and very quiet.  It was very nice to not have TV, news or announcement yelling at you every 10 minutes.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

Three hours into my 8.5 hour flight, I’m starting to feel a bit cooped up … The flight there wasn’t so bad because it was a red-eye and I slept, this flight took off at around 12pm and I’m currently wide awake.

Phito Credit: Brandi Bhamani

In order to pass the time I read a bit, watched a movie and paced around the airplane.  It’s important to stretch your legs and get the blood moving – prevent post flight tension.

18 hours, inclusive of a four hour layover in Chicago and a final flight back to Texas, I arrived home to a dozen roses and a sorely missed husband.  ❤️

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

While I do love travel, there is nothing better than the peace of being at home with your loved ones.

Photo Credit: Brandi Bhamani

I will say, of all the things I’ve done without, I’ve missed my bed the most.  My husband’s pretty great too. 😉

2 thoughts on “The Long Road Home”

    1. It was quite an adventure! Dublin is great, the people are warm and welcoming and the food is really thoughtfully prepared. I’m a fan. 😊🍀. I just wish I had seen more of the countryside on my visit … There’s always next time!

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