Northern Ireland: Day 1

July 1, 2010

Day 1 is actually composed of 2 days (bonus!). We began our trek to Ireland on Saturday. Leaving early from Albany (where Johny Mac and Jazzy Jax call home) in a Yukon to JFK for the Irish red eye, meant every couple saved around $400. Now that’s a deal. We landed at 5AM Sunday beginning Day 2!

Boarding a plane is nothing special (unless its your first international flight, JB!) so we’ll move right along.

You know, I think the over 15,000 photos I took can explain most of our trip…let’s try a simple photo blog of the “first day” with minimal interjections. 🙂

If you didn’t catch on, you can hover your mouse over each photo to get a little better description as to what’s going on!

PP How do you like this format? Do you want the full length stories? Some of them can be quite long so I thought this would be a bit more entertaining. Let me know what you think!


Northern Ireland: The Cast

July 1, 2010

I figured I may have a reader or two (fingers crossed!) who isn’t family and thought, maybe I’ll introduce you to the cast of characters for my recent trip so you all know who I’m talking about when I’m talking about them. So let’s begin!

JOHNY MAC – aka Papa, aka Mi Da – Born and raised in Belfast, Norther Ireland, it is safe to say that Johny Mac was our tour guide/story teller/GPS system (b/c renting one was another 9 Euro a day and you know I’m cheap).

JAZZY JAX – aka Mama Jax, aka Lady J, aka Jackie – Step Mom extraordinaire, Jazzy Jax kept the troops in line, well fed and well bathed. (Which was not an easy feat when we get to Day 3).

CATE – aka My Big Sister – Acting out all over Ireland, Cate was a happy tourist visiting family and getting inked while making her 2nd trip to the Emerald Isle.

MIKE – aka Mikey, aka Cate’s Husband – The silliest BIL you can ask, Mikey is constant entertainment and full of random information you may, or may not, care to know. 🙂

JORDAN – aka Jordo, aka My Step Brother – Jordan makes his first ever appearance on TPP and in Ireland! Also a house of random information, you can count on Jordan to break the silence with a funny story.

CAITLYN – aka Jordan’s Girlfriend – Caitlyn is a long lost sister of mine and Cate’s. Just as fun and goofy as we are, she was adopted by my Dad while we strolled the streets of Newcastle.

Then, of course, there is us! And in case you don’t know yet, we are Jerry and Emily, entertainment/paparazzi/peace makers/fun revelers.

I can’t wait to get started on our journey!

I’m Back!

June 29, 2010

…and I have plenty of stories! I’ll be dishing them up by day (it’s easier that way – I took a butt load of photos)! I hope you stay tuned for all of the adventures and misadventures that my travel group had! 🙂