"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Wee Trip to Ireland - Day 1 - Little ol' Jet Airliners

We started our rather quick trip to Ireland today with a noon flight on on a tiny 3-seat-per-row Continental Airlines jet from Nashville to Newark, New Jersey. We had a three-hour layover until we boarded another rather small Continental jet (at least for an overseas flight -three seats on each side of the row) bound for Dublin, Ireland. Continental was the main reason behind our choice to go to Ireland this year when we stumbled upon a round-trip airfare from Nashville to Dublin for $460 each. It would have been hard to pass up such a great price, so we pounced on it. The weather was clear and fair from Nashville to Newark and we had some great views of nearby New York City and The Statue of Liberty as we landed. The Newark Liberty Airport, as well as New Jersey itself, gets a bad rap, but overall it's a decent place to catch an international flight. The flight from Newark to Dublin was a rather short five and half hours (thanks jet stream tailwind). We boarded around 5 PM Eastern and we were flying all night plus gaining six hours, so by the time we touched down on the Emerald Isle Thursday was gone and it was Friday morning around 7 AM. We had planned to sleep most of the flight but that didn't go too well as our seats were near the back of the plane by the bathroom and there was constant traffic to and from it. Continental had a good in-flight entertainment system with a personal monitor for each seat with a good selection of first-run movies, TV shows, etc. which made the time just fly by (pun definitely intended).

1 comment:

Craig and Alison Harris said...

You are right about Newark, I have been in and out of there a couple of times and it does give you good view of NYC. It's a good airport.

Rear section seats suck. Welcome back!