Category: Places

  • Around Ireland

    Everything’s Fine Normally, I’m great at planning things. I coordinate trips, events, meet-ups, whatever with few problems and I honestly enjoy doing it. For some reason though, this weekend was nearly, though never quite, a disaster at every turn. I’ve been in Ireland for two weeks now and, first of all, it’s fabulous. Irish people […]

  • Ireland – A Bumpy Start

    I arrived in Dublin around 4:00 a.m. local time (10:00 p.m. central time) on Monday, January 22nd. My arrival came after departing my Des Moines apartment at 5:30 a.m., getting held up at the Des Moines airport for a half hour because of a bag of goldfish crackers in my bag, flying to Newark, getting […]

  • Taking off

    January 21, 2018, 7:10 a.m. The countdown has begun.   Soon, I will be studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland at Maynooth University for the spring semester of my junior year. And I’m pretty excited. I’ll be leaving my temporary home of Des Moines, Iowa, jetting off to Newark Airport for a lovely eight hour layover […]

  • I just really like bears…

    I was raised in a small Colorado town near the mountains and have always been amused and accustomed to the oddities that come with it such as having a litter of fox kits living under my house or being told a bear wandered into the area and to stay inside. I became used to being […]