Ireland Trip: Day -1

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Here’s a picture of my travel gear before packing (a new personal travel tradition). Notice the lack of summer clothes but the inclusion of sunglasses (I’m an optimist).

The good news is that the weather in Ireland seems to be leaning in my favor as of this afternoon’s most recent forecast. The bad news is that I have absolutely no time to elaborate much in this pre-trip post (and, curiously enough, I’m already experiencing jet lag and I haven’t even gotten to the airport yet).

I’m psyched to get going. I’ve been sans travel for 4 months now, and I’m not sure how much longer I would’ve been able to hold out (thanks trans-Atlantic air fare war!). The itinerary so far is Dublin from Wednesday through Saturday, then to Cork via a 4 1/2 hour bus ride on Saturday, then on to somewhere else Sunday or Monday (Galway? Limerick? the middle of County Sligo? TBD). I’ve lined up some meetup with some locals from around the country, including a little Q&A with the Dublin Tourism Board on Thursday. First question: Do you have any pull in asking U2 to stop making records? Second question: What can we do about this US Dollar/Euro exchange rate?

I arrive tommorrow morning, so expect posts beginning late tomorrow afternoon and thereafter.

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