We made it!
We arrived in Dublin yesterday morning -- which felt like midnight to us, thanks to the time zone change.
So we checked in to our hotel and went exploring around the city center and found Dublin's biggest most fantastic park, which really is my favorite part about big cities... just huge parks in the middle of everything!
Then we could NOT eat lunch until we found a pub serving Irish stew (have I mentioned JP's absolute insistance on eating local food? When we're in other countries he literally refuses to eat anywhere you can find in the United States) and after we finally found one suitable to JP's standard, I had a happy camper haha.
However, jet lag started kicking in and somehow we found ourselves back at the hotel and falling asleep at 5 PM... whoops! Rookie mistake, I know. And we paid for it too because we both woke up at 3 AM ready for the day haha.
Can't believe we're actually here! Today we're going to the Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Trinity College!