We also discovered that Kris's phone wasn't roaming properly, which was irritating, but we would have to wait to deal with that.
We passed through customs very quickly, and through security very very very slowly, but soon we were on our way and buttoned up in our next flight, which would bring us to the shining shores of Ireland!!
And then British Airways lost my luggage.
On the plus side, we did get our rental car without to much fuss and bother, and it's tiiiiiiiny, which turns out to be a blessing. The locals have a very casual relationship with the lane markings, so being small and nimble is a real advantage! Driving on the left was a little nerve-wracking, but we made it to our hotel without incident. We only nearly died like seven times. Piece of cake.
We checked into our hotel, the Roxford Lodge in Ballsbridge, which is a region of Dublin, near the city center. We had dinner at a nice place called The Chop Shop, stopped into a nearby convenience store for snacks, and finally retired, completely exhausted, into our hotel room...
...which was really uncomfortable. I'll spare you the details, but, tragically, not much sleep was had that first night...
Tomorrow, ADVENTURE!! :)