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Dublin or Bust

Leaving Chicago last night in the rain was okay by me!! I arrived in Dublin to sunny skies and friendly people. I took a charted bus to the city center and walked to my hotel. Since it was only 9:30am and my room was not ready yet, I decided to take a bus tour of Dublin. It's a hop on hop off bus, so when we pulled up to Guinness, of course I had to hop off! Touring this brewery was fun - I even got to sample and pour my own beer. For Lunch today -- Irish Stew served in Guinness' cafe -- WOW!! This is good stuffIMG_0913.jpg270_IMG_0910.jpglarge_IMG_0904.jpgIMG_0903.jpgIMG_0902.jpg

Posted by TravelingSusan 04:38 Archived in Ireland Tagged dublin Comments (1)

Dublin-Galway-London-Paris

Tomorrow I'm heading off on another adventure!! Tonight - I need to finish my packing!

Posted by TravelingSusan 09:35 Archived in Ireland Comments (1)

Delayed but still EXCITED!!

Flights were cancelled due to FOG!

DEA20279CFBF57A2A36FFC02CE27575F.jpegimage.jpegI am thankful that United cancelled our flight in lieu of putting the entire plane's passengers in danger due to the dense fog! It also gave me more time to spend with Sara and Stephanie yesterday! What a blessing!!

Well I am all packed -- taking much less stuff then I did the last time I travelled. This time I did NOT sew my boarding pass into my travel journal !! Our plane is scheduled to takes off at 9pm Chicago time and we land in London at 11am on Tuesday morning. We are going to grab a UBER (like a taxi) to our B&B the Diana Hotel! Pray for this connection! We need this local driver to get us to our hotel safely, and if he happens to pass 222b Bakers Street that would be cool!

We will only have one day in London before traveling north to Birmingham for 5 days, where we will be promoting my sister's magazine at the Cake International show! While we are at the show JoAnne and I will be hunting for treasures to use at Sara and Adam's wedding! I LOVE TREASURE HUNTING!!

This trip is gonna be crazy, unlike the peaceful trip I took earlier this year to Florence. This time I'm traveling with a group of amazing women, can't wait to see what God has planned for us!

Please keep us in your prayers!!

Posted by TravelingSusan 10:06 Archived in England Tagged london! Comments (1)

London Or BUST!!

Traveling to London with my sisters!

In just 11 short days I will be boarding a plane to LONDON!! I cannot believe that I have been able to explore Europe twice in one year!!

We are flying into London for 4 days and then traveling up to Birmingham for an international cake show -- WITH MY SISTERS!!

Lots to do -- with Sara getting married in one month, and packing for this trip!!

Posted by TravelingSusan 06:42 Archived in England Tagged london! Comments (0)

Two Planes, four busses, two trains and a taxi!

Leaving Tuscany!

My plane leaves in a little while to take me back home! Yesterday I travelled from my hotel in Tuscany through Florence to Milan to New York! I tried to get a flight from JFK yesterday so I could get home a day early, but I missed the last flights out of both airports! I took a bus across town from JFK to Laguardia and after confirming no flights were available I was able to get the kind people at the Marriott Courtyard to pick me up from the airport and deliver me to my bed for the night! It was 3am to me since I was still on Tuscany time!

What a fun adventure this has been. I think I found what I was looking for - me! Somewhere in Tuscany I remembered who I was and I found my smile! Tuscany can do that! What a blessing it has been to be a local for a few days!

Things I learned: that I CAN travel to a foreign land, not speak the language and still find my way around. I do love the excitement of traveling - not truly knowing what is just around the bend. I am okay traveling alone - that must make somewhat of a loner, but it is part of who I am. I can be alone and yet not feel lonely. I packed too much stuff - Next time I will bring less - And I love wearing boots!!

Thank you all for your prayers -- God was all over this trip!

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