no I haven’t made it in the big time but I have managed to get to Ireland after semi-planning it for about two years.
My flight landed at the Shannon airport on the west coast of Ireland a little before 0900 (0500 for those of you on the east coast of the US). After getting out of the plane and finding my checked bag I headed to the Hertz car rental place to pick up my car. I won’t tell you too much about it now, I’ll update later with photos… here’s a hint: I upgraded.
Let me tell you, it does take some getting used to driving on the left side of the road. I kept feeling like I was going to hit one of the many stone walls that just happened to be right next to my lane. I was expecting the roads to be narrow and I was not disappointed. I managed to find my way to the B&B outside Galway where I will be staying tonight and tomorrow night. Having just had a nice bath and change of clothes I am going to go for a little walk to get some fresh air and some sustinance… I ate as best I could in the airport at JFK and on the airplane but didn’t end up eating anything but a Coca-Cola and Cadbury Crunchie on the way from Shannon to Galway.
As I said, I will update this better tomorrow after I take some pictures and get some much needed rest. I managed to sleep about 8 hours in the last forty-eight, needless to say I am exhausted. Just wanted to let everyone know that I am here safe and sound.
Hey Rob: when I got my rental car they charged me almost 100 euros for the gas tank being full, do I get that money back when I return the car with a full tank of gas? the man asked me about buying the gas and I said that I would fill it up before returning it. I guess I should get that money back… let me know since you rent cars somewhat frequently. i was not paying close enough attention to the paperwork when I signed for the car so I didn’t realize what the made the cost be so high (besides the upgrade:))