Saturday, March 31, 2012

First Irish Adventure

We rented a car. This makes sense as for the next week we will be exploring Southern Ireland and the only real way to do this is by driving. However, this means we had to drive on the wrong side of the car on the wrong side of the road. Weird. We also had to figure our way out of the airport, which is hard to do driving in America let alone in a foreign country. It was also slightly odd to be able to turn left on red, but have to cross multiple lanes of traffic to turn right. However, hands down the funniest part of our first journey was trying to use our blinkers. You don't realize how innate clicking your blinker on to turn is until it's on the other side of the wheel. Then when you reach to put on your blinker, you turn on your windshield wipers instead. Every time. Hilarious.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Reality Check

My European vacation is rapidly approaching. I've known that it was coming, but as I was packing Sunday night it suddenly became very real. It was right after I had printed out the booking confirmations I needed (flights, hotels, etc) that it just hit me. Next week I'll be in Europe! I won't be working (yay!), I'll be exploring Ireland. It was almost a little surreal.

The theme of this week has been tying up the loose ends before I leave, so in the spirit of preparing for traveling I'm blogging from my phone. I'm hoping that a few times while on my travels I'll be able to find some wifi and share my adventures. Hopefully you'll be entertained, but I will also serve to help me remember all the awesome things I did.

Happy Travels! With a little luck, my next blog will be from Ireland!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One Month

I have developed a new mantra recently to get me through my days that I have decided to share with you. When work is becoming especially mundane or intolerable I just repeat to myself, "In one month I'll be in Europe." Sadly I'm not sure that this technique will be particularly useful for you, but it really helps me through my day. I'm also not sure what I'm going to do after the 14th of this month, as April 15th I'll be back in the USA. I imagine I'll develop a new strategy as I can't believe that my European vacation becoming closer to a reality is a bad thing for my sanity.