After saying goodbye to Koert and Diana and the students who would be staying and traveling longer, we went to get in line for security. Two different, stressful security checks later and another line to go through US Customs, we could finally wait at the gate until boarding began.
When we finally settled into our seats on the plane some three hours after getting to the airport, I found Irish music and promptly started listing to it between announcements. It had some of my favorites! The Fields of Athenry, Down by the Sally Gardens, and The Foggy Dew.
|Saying goodbye to the lovely fields of Ireland.|
|I'm pretty sure this is Greenland.|
After another bout of security, we hopped on another plane to Canton from there we could finally go home and go to bed, since we'd been traveling for 18 hours and hadn't slept a wink.
The truth is, I'm still homesick for Ireland. A large piece of my heart remains in the Emerald Isle and always shall. Although I'm "home" and happy to see my family and friends, I also wish I were still back in my lovely green "home" across that stretch of sea.