Thursday, April 5, 2012

My Ireland Trip, part 2

In just a few days my dream of visiting Ireland will be reality. However, this is not time for dreaming. I have preparations to make and lists to cross off. Fortunately my family gave me some wonderful birthday [St. Patrick’s Day] gifts that will help for the trip.

·         A lightweight trip pod for my camera. My daughter & I will be able to be in photos together (from my husband, whose roots are in Italy).
·        A travel alarm clock (from my son and soon to be daughter in law). It will adjust to the change in time zones.
·         Extra SD cards for my camera so I can take lots of photos!
·         A sleep mask & neck pillow for the night crossing of the Atlantic.
·         A power convertor (from my electrical engineer daughter & her boyfriend, also an electrical engineer!).
·    An iTunes gift card to get books & movies for my iPad that will keep me entertained on the plane (thanks to my daughter and my favorite [and only] son in law).

We are also packing plenty of warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes; maps & a GPS.  Of course, I have my genealogy notes on my Irish ancestors for research there! Any suggestions for other items I should pack? This is my first trip across the Atlantic and I am open to suggestions!


Claudia said...

International drivers license, check about cell phones and the cost of using the phone outside of the US.

AJP said...

Skype! Download it on your iPad and on the home PC so you and Daddy can talk for free. I can hook it up this weekend for you, and you can try it out.

Wendy said...

I am not a fan of sleeping pills, but I highly recommend it for that plane ride across the Atlantic. (You sure you don't have room for me in your suitcase?)

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Got the international drivers license at AAA & set up a calling plan at AT&T. Thanks

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...


Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Good idea. thanks

Claudia said...

Facetime also works on the iPad, I use it with my daughter who lives five hours away from me. Have a safe and glorious trip.