WOW!!!! What a trip! Had a super good time and saw lots and lots of stuff. Want to go back again to see what we missed.
Got back in Hardin around 12:15 a.m. We left Dublin at 11:40 a.m., but had to get up that morning at 6:oo in order to get to the airport 3 hours before take off. The shuttle to the airport from the hotel went at 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30. That's actually the time they arrived at the airport. They left the hotel 45 minutes before that. Had to board the bus at 6:45. I suppose we could have gone on the 9:30 bus, but that didn't give us the 3 hours our instruction book said and we didn't want to take a chance on missing anything. It took quite awhile to go through all the stuff one has to do to get into the boarding gate area. Actually we only had about an hour wait before boarding. When you don't know where to go and how to decipher their signs it does take some time. But we did fine and really didn't have any hassle. The lines were long but moved fast. Some others from our tour came on the 9:30 bus and they made it just fine. Dublin to Atlanta was our super long flight. Had two hours between Atlanta and the Salt Lake flight. Took one of the hours to get through customs and recheck our baggage. I did have a couple of cat naps on that flight. Not on the one from Salt Lake to Billings though. That one was too short and had a few rough spots. Gary said it was really lightning when he came to pick us up. No wonder it was rough. I got in the house, after using all the wrong keys in the keyhole, and emptied the contents of my big suitcase all over the floor. The bag got dampish on the way home as it was raining. Then I crashed and didn't get up til 10:30a.m.
Got lots of stuff done today so I can head back to Meeteetse in the morning. Gma is anxiously waiting to hear the stories and see pictures. Good thing I didn't spend all my money in Ireland. Its going to cost a small fortune to get all the pics printed that I want. Also have to get an album for them.
More on all the activities later. I have to sort it all out yet.