After much anticipation, Diego's first overseas trip is underway. It started with a flight from Austin, TX to Chicago, IL. We had a very long 6 hour layover in Chicago followed by a 6 1/2 hour flight to Shannon, Ireland. Finally we drove our rental car from Shannon to Limerick which is where we'll be staying for the next 7 days. Diego has been a wonderful little traveller! He even received compliments for being "such a good baby" from other passengers.
We arrived at the Limerick Marriott at approximately 9 AM. The hotel here is very nice and in close proximity to shopping and many restaurants. Exhausted from the trip, we cleaned up and took a nap. By 3 PM we were out on the streets of Limerick. The plan was to get a few items we forgot to pack, grab something to eat then checkout the local scene. The weather was a pleasant 65 degrees and partly sunny. It was also a little breezy so we stopped at a local store to pick up a hat for Diego (pics coming soon). Later we stopped for lunch at an Italian Ristorante. After lunch Daddy used his Blackberry GPS to plot a 4 mile trek to King John's Castle, St Mary's Cathedral, Hunt Museum then back to the hotel. It was a nice little walk with plenty of shops to browse along the way. Some streets were paved with stone which made for a bumpy stroller ride but Diego took it all in like a seasoned world traveller, always sitting up to check out the new sites and sounds. Getting back to the hotel, Diego had a bite to eat and was soon fast asleep. His first travel day is nearly over. We'll have to see what the evening brings.