1. bus from Union Station to DIA
(go through security, wait for the plane)
2. plane from DIA to Chicago
3. plane from Chicago to London
(layover, customs, more security)
4. plane from London to Dublin
(more customs, meet up with Austin, aquire food)
5. bus from Dublin airport to hotel in Dublin
So, at 6:45 am, we departed from our Denver apartment, and began the trip.
We met up with Austin at the airport (he took a flight to DC a few hours after us) and waited for our plane to board. One of the first things we discovered is that the airport is a wonderful place for people-watching. There is an amazing amount of diversity, not only in the way people look but in how they hold themselves, who they are with, and, mostly, where they are going. I may know that the world is a big place, but it never stood out to me quite so much as when I was looking at these hundreds of people, getting on planes to so many different places.
I also took this opportunity to draw some of out fellow airport-goes, including:
1 angry man with a fancy hat and suit
5 teenagers sharing 1 rubiks cube
3 teenagers in obnoxiously bright sunglasses and tube socks
1 old couple
1 lost looking tourist
I can't say were they all went, but I certainly enjoyed drawing them. At 10:30, we took off from Denver, and, after a short 2 and a half hour flight (spend mainly doing sodokus) landed in Chicago.
We boarded our plane, and found a fellow traveler to trade spots with so that we would be able to sit next to each other.
Once again, things went well, with time divided as follows:
1 hours spent sitting, doing more sodokus and eating dinner
2 hours spend watching WWZ (sans the plane crash scene of course)
2 hours spent sleeping (or dozing, which is close enough)
1.5 hours spent drawing and eating breakfast
Once in London, we went through customs and some more security, after which we got to wait three more hours until our next flight. There was free wifi in the waiting area, so Josh recharged his phone while I took a nap. Then we did more sodokus (we were getting pretty good at this point, as you can imagine).
Soon enough we took off heading for Dublin. This flights was only 1 and a half hours, and I spent it sleeping and "ooh"- ing over the green Irish landscape we could see.
With a healthy mix of excitement, amazement and exhaustion, Josh and I set off to find food and wait for Austin, who arrive half an hour later.
The three off us then took the bus from the airport to O'Connell Street, found the hotel, and set off to wander around Dublin....