Wed 3 Mar 2010
I leave tomorrow for Ireland for nearly two and a half months. I fly from Charlotte to Chicago where I will meet up with the rest of my travel group before hopping on the plane to Dublin! It hasn't quite hit me yet that this is really happening, so I'll get back to you when it has.
This trip has been over a year in the making. I first applied to be one of the lucky 25 last winter, and then found out that I was in during spring term. Now that it's finally hear I find myself unable to really comprehend what is happening.
Our first couple of days in Dungarvan are going to be pretty crazy. First of all, the entire town is setting up for our arrival. There are apparently signs at the two main entrances to to town welcoming us, and there is going to be a contingent of people coming to pick us up at the airport. They are throwing us a huge apparently two day long party for us. I have the feeling that the 25 of us are going to be like local celebrities while we are there.
Here is a rough map of my trip including some of the other fun places I will be travelling to: