Friday, June 18, 2010

Yes, THE DAY must be said with all caps.  This was the day we had been dreading since before leaving the US.  Not just because it meant the end of our trip, but because we knew it involved hours upon hours of travel and included almost all types of major modes of transportation.  We had to check out of our hostel at 10am but had a few hours to melt in the heat before our bus to the ferry left.  This time was spent playing chess and laying in the shade.  After the bus we took the ferry to the main land only to find out that the Greek public transportation had been shut down due to one of their many strikes.   After a death defying cab ride we made it to the airport where we had to kill 5 hours.  Here I bought and finished a book before even getting on the plane.  From Greece we flew to Dublin where we had an 8 hour lay over.  It was late at night and there wasn't enough time to leave the airport and come back so we wandered around attempting to find a TV that would play the Celtics in the finals.  When that failed we tried napping in the Starbucks chairs but for 2 out of 3 of us that also failed.  As the sun was rising we finally got on our next plane to London.  Luckily there was not much of a lay over here and we were able to fly off to Boston.  After almost two straight days of traveling and no sleep we made it home.  It was definitely a bittersweet feeling... happy to be able to rest for a bit but sad that the whole experience was over.  I would gladly go back in a heartbeat!

1 comment:

  1. so exccited to read this erin... now i have something to keep my busy at 'work' haha