We have arrived!

The simple purpose of this post is to reassure all parents that we landed safely, gathered our group, and got on our bus to Galway, all very efficiently. The only downside of that is that when we got to Corrib Village, our lodgings for the next two weeks, none of our rooms were ready, so we had a lot of time to have some breakfast (sorely needed), take a leisurely stroll around the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) campus to get the lay of the land, get cash from a convenient ATM machine, and then…

Sit around for a long time. All praise to Maria, the manager here, who expedited the process as quickly as she could, and to our group, who despite major jetlag and general discombobulation, all showed great patience and good humor throughout.

Now we are all, at last, situated, ready for showers and, hopefully, a reasonable nap. After that, we’ll head into Galway for a group meal (free for students) at a great pub called The Skeff. Then back here to rest up for class and another more thorough tour of Galway tomorrow.

Proof that we’re here–making note of the building where we’ll hold class:

photo 1

And here’s the right side of this view, wherein Joe and Elliot exhibit their relaxed attitudes toward international travel:

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Last but not least, Happy Father’s Day to all my fellow dads out there. Look for another post and more pics tomorrow.

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