Flying to Dublin

November 26, 2014 – So, remember that time that we lost the notes to our drive to Whistler and I (Tony) made a rare appearance writing a full travel post? Well, buckle up, because it’s that time again! For some reason, Louisa thought it would be a good idea for me to take point on writing posts for our recent trip to Ireland. Let’s begin.

Who has a blended coffee drink and is excited to be writing some Ireland posts? This guy.
Who has a blended coffee drink and is excited to be writing some Ireland posts? This guy.

We started our vacation by leaving 6-10 inches of snow behind and getting to the airport about 4 hours early. Yes, that is wicked early, but the alternative of missing the trip because of being stuck on a highway seemed worse to us. The snow did turn to rain as we neared Boston, so the drive only took about 1.5 hours and was uneventful.

We've had a few quick eats at E Terminal, but the stromboli is our favorite.
We’ve had a few quick eats at E Terminal, but the stromboli is our favorite.

Once we arrived at the airport, security was fairly quick, and we ended up watching the rain and enjoying some stromboli from Sbarro. The only uncertainty occured when the deicing process took about 20 minutes to complete and made the flight about 40 minutes late. Despite the delay, we still arrived in Dublin on time at 5:30 AM the next morning.

We eventually passed these folks, because we walk faster than any sane person should walk at 5:30 in the morning.
We eventually passed most of these folks, because we walk faster than any sane person should at 5:30 in the morning on no sleep.

The best thing about arriving early at Dublin (and walking insanely fast through the airport) is that there was little to no line at passport control. After showing our passports and answering the normal questions when entering a new country, we were on our way to the main lobby of Terminal 2. We prepared for our time in the city by picking up some LEAP visitor cards (great if you intend to ride a lot of busses or local rail) and hopping the Airlink 747 bus to city center. We’ll go into our experiences during our first day in Ireland on our next post.

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