So, sometimes I like to just get in the car and go! This time, however, I had a full flight booked from Austin to Orlando with the intention of flying over with the hubs and driving to my hometown to visit family and friends. In a strange turn of events, our trip to Colorado was … Continue reading Let’s Take a Road Trip!
This Florida girl finally got to see SNOW! We spent the holidays out in Conifer, CO at a family home ... Below are a few shots of my first White Christmas!
Instead of the usual Christmas Eve family gatherings, we took everybody to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science! The exhibitions were well laid out and the Docents were very knowledgeable. The Model of the Curiosity Rover was really cool! All machines have some sort of face ... I wonder if this was something NASA thought about … Continue reading Christmas Eve at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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. During my wait … Continue reading The Long Road Home
When entering into the Cathedral, I was greeted by a very large sign requesting that no photos be taken until a 2 GBP fee was paid for a photography permit. It stated that the fee would be used to fund the upkeep of the church which was founded in the 12th century. So, I walked … Continue reading St. Giles Cathedral
The view from the Baxter Hostel was lovely this morning - I sat at a bay window while enjoying a bit if coffee. My check out time was around 10 am, so I spend my time planning out my day and taking in the cool air from the open window. Once I got everything squared … Continue reading Edinburgh: Hostel to Hotel with a Touch of Culture
So ... I find it hard to sit still, so I booked a flight to Scotland! After a wonderful last evening out with my friends, it was time to part ways ... My flight Ryanair was set for early afternoon, so I took my time in the morning getting to the airport - I arrived … Continue reading Goodbye Ireland, Hello Scotland!
What a crazy 48-hours! My flight from New York to Dublin was very uneventful, which is exactly what I wanted. The Aer Lingus flight crew provided excellent service, and we even arrive in Dublin a full hour early! Yep - one hour EARLY. That almost never happens. 🙂 When I arrived in Dublin, I was … Continue reading Dublin: Day 1’ish
Today has been a little more interesting than I had anticipated. I mean, when you're getting ready for a little time away from work, you don't expect to come to find that the company you left was purchased by another in your absense. I guess it's better to know as my trip begins rather than … Continue reading And So it Begins …
It took me about three weeks to convince myself to do it, but it's totally happening ... I'm heading to Ireland in October! Yes, while this seems to not be such a big deal to some, I've always lived my life with a certain care ... for many years I have had to weight the … Continue reading An American Girl in Ireland