Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Sitting at home. 12:31 a.m. local time PST.
I am now home from my travels! There really isn't much to tell about the last couple of days. We explored Cork on our last day there.
Literally, we wandered around town & went to the English Market & bought our lunch. We ate our lunch on the side of the road on a little bench & then headed back to the house earlier than we planned because it started raining a little on us.
We watched Thor with Sarah and then during dinner (we had pizza), we started watching the Avengers with the boys and Sarah before heading out to the airport around 6pm. Our flight left at 8 from Cork & we landed in London around 10:30pm. We caught a bus to a nearby tube station (45 minutes away) & then caught the last tube to Morden, where the girls live.
We got into their place around midnight & re-packed & re-distributed everything. I went to bed around 1:30 & slept for 3 hours before getting up to get ready for the day. Our taxi was due at 6 to pick us up. We suddenly realised the time at 5:45.
We dragged our bags downstair & loaded up the taxi. We were so thankful for the taxi & not having to lug D's two huge suitcases all over London. We got the airport in timely fashion only to discover that D had to go to a different terminal. So we checked in & said goodbye.
I got some breakfast (I was approximately 3 hours early for my flight) before heading to my gate. The gate didn't open until an hour before the flight was scheduled to leave so I piled my bags on the seat next to me & fell asleep against them for about an hour and a half.
I slept almost the whole way to Chicago & then it took me almost 2 hours to get through security & customs & everything before I found my new gate. When I arrived in Denver, I met up with D. We both had about an hour layover in Denver at the same time! We ate goodies that we bought in Ireland to save for our layover in Denver & talked about the hell that is customs & security.
We had to say goodbye again, this time for good. My last flight home was short & my boyfriend picked me up from the airport. We drove home from Spokane in a snowstorm so the two hour drive took us almost four hours.
However, I am now arrived safe & sound and back to semi-normality.
For the last time.