I left my hotel this morning at 7am in the pouring rain - taking a taxi to the bus station where I caught the Shannon Airport bus. You would think that a country with more rainy days then not would have a roof over their bus station!! I packed my rain coat and umbrella in my suit-case thinking I would not be needing them today -- NOTE TO SELF : Leave raincoat and umbrella in backpack and handy when in Ireland and London!! By the time I got on the bus I was soaked through, and so was my luggage, which I found out is not waterproof. I looked around and found all the women were as wet as me and they simply did not care, so I took up the attitude of the locals and decided I too did not care I was wet! Good news is I caught an express bus and shaved an half hour off my trip, The airport in Shannon must be the smallest one I have ever been to! It's also international. It's only 6 hours from O'Hare to Shannon - so I'm told!
Thank goodness the rain stopped before we boarded the plane... because the walk to the plane was outside too!
Next Stop .... LONDON!!!! Pictures of my walk from Oxford to Soho tonight: I LOVE THIS TOWN!!!!