One Hour in Dublin - The Road Trip Begins!
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Finally a trip of a lifetime for the fifth or sixth time in my life! Look, anytime I travel I get excited, but I have to say that for
First off, we started in
I have to say, I was very tired, despite being excited to be there. The flight had been one of the worst experiences of my life. First off, I had rude people behind me who put their feet up on my chair the whole time and kept kicking it when they would move their feet. When I tried to put my seat back to try to sleep (I can’t sleep well on planes), they pushed it back up and told me I couldn’t do that. I made the point that they had reclines theirs, so what was their issue. They complained they wouldn’t be able to put their feet up comfortably.
Anyway, finally I was beginning to drift off to sleep when I hit the worst turbulence, ever! I am not kidding, EVER! It started out pretty bumpy, but got to the point where the crew had to sit down and buckle up. Then we began to drop several feet at a time making my stomach drop. Okay, that was bad, but I could handle it, right? No! The next thing I knew the plane would dip several feet and then turn on it side and then correct itself.
I couldn’t take it anymore! You could feel the unease of the situation. Finally the annoying people behind me took their feet off my chair and went into fetal position, at least there was one positive. People were getting up to use that bathrooms to throw up and the guy next to me was freaking out and downing the 3 vodkas he had ordered spilling the left over ice all over my carry on. The guy was not all there to begin with so I was not going to yell at him, especially since we all thought we were going to die.
The good news is, we didn’t, but I won’t lie, I thought it was all over for me and I tried to sleep so I wouldn’t see death coming.
Yes, that was the worst and longest flight of my life, folks. I couldn’t get off of the plane fast enough and was actually looking forward to customs for once.
After customs, we headed over to retrieve our car which ended up costing a small fortune. Just a little FYI, when you rent a car in
Do your research for rental cars and do them well. The quotes you get online are not exactly true as there are hidden fees. Nova is a company in
The most expensive part of the renting cars is the ridiculous price of insurance if you don’t have any and if you can’t drive manuals.
Now, actually driving the car is another matter. It really isn’t that bad once you get the hang of it. When you first get into the drivers seat on the opposite side from American cars it is very strange. I kept trying to buckle my seat the opposite way out of habit, which made Angie laugh. That and getting used to the controls on the left threw me off more than the actual driving. The best way to make it work is to pretend you are driving on a one way and ignore the traffic on the opposite side. Well, imagine it being a One Way until you have to turn. Remember, “Left” is your friend in
When we pulled out of the airport and began our first jaunt in the car my first impression of
Our trip was now underway and we were getting comfortable so we flipped on the radio and got onto the N1. Our first stop Kilkenny!