Tuesday, March 18

Arrived in Ireland to the sound of American music (or noise) floating out of the speakers. The airport was still decorated for St. Patricks Day. Customs was fast as was collecting our bags. Just as we were wondering where and how we would find Cessy we hear “JULIE!” shouted loudly and proceeded in that direction. We drove 22 minutes to Cessys apartment and experienced Dublin rush hour traffic. Slightly nerve wracking as our brains are still adjusting to the opposite side of the road mentality. We unpacked, toured the apartment, said hello to David and Donncha and left for Castletown House with Donncha. Parkas would have been nice on the walk of the Castle grounds. The wind is fierce and freezing. Occasionally, the sun would peek out from the clouds and instantly remove any chill. Then disappear just as quickly. We walked to the town and stopped at a cafe for lunch and tea. After a brisk walk back to the car Cessy drove us home. We all crashed for about an hour or two. We had delicious supper of sausage, beans, and mashed potatoes. Then watched some cooking show and BabyTv and went to bed to hopefully sleep the night through.