We have now been up for 31 hours.
We literally hit the ground running. I wish I was exaggerating. Since our flights were delayed, we ended up starting our tour a day late. We were crossing our fingers hoping we could catch up with our tour director and group before they left for the next destination. (We don't often stay in the same town for more than one night.)
It turns out that Shannon Airport is a LOT smaller than I expected--nothing like flying into Heathrow! We were the only incoming flight that early, so we were through customs and had our baggage within 10 minutes. I also was able to call my tour director for the first time and found out we had time to meet them in Limerick before they left.
Oh, and our Irish taxi driver, Patrick, was way friendlier than any London cabi I've ever met.
We got to our Limerick hotel in time to meet Elva, our guide, put our luggage on the bus, grab a coffee, and then we were off.
I can't give a full recap right now--I just couldn't give it justice. Here are a few pictures so y'all can see what we've been up to : )
Cliffs of Mohr
And let me just say, there has been a lot of geology mentioned on this trip. It made Adam super happy!