we are in the land of cool weather, rain and wind

and we are loving it 🙂

We started our journey yesterday with a shuttle ride to the airport and the first leg to Charlotte. With a 3.5 hour lay over we had time for a sub and a pint of local beer and then it off to Dublin. The weather change was brutal (44f with showers and strong winds), with an early arrival and showers. Most of Dublin airport has been remodelled since we had been there in 2007 but the area where local cheap Eurozone flights flew from was unheated and quite frankly unfit for passengers to wait. By the time we were ready to leave both Gordon and I were freezing after sitting on cold steel seating for an hour. As went through the door the bus shuttle I heard Gordon gasp and by the time we got on the bus, he was chattering with cold and looking decidedly unwell. Obviously being so tired from overnight trip and the bitter weather, had caught his body unaware and he was on the verge of collapse. Fortunately we on the plane quickly and Gordon was able to sleep for the whole duration of the flight to Glasgow, so felt much better by time we picked up the car.

As we expected the weather is on the cool damp side with sunny periods but not as cold as it was when we arrived in Dublin. This morning we went to Ayr to get a dongle to connect to the internet and had our first bar lunch.

This afternoon we are waiting on Alan calling as yesterday he called to say there was water dripping from the light fitting in the Kitchen. We think its an issue with the air conditioning which after this summer is not surprising, given it has been running flat out since April. He also told us about a fire in Pflugerville and Bastrop. Today, the Bastrop one was on the news over here. Apparently it has destroyed 500 homes and is still not controlled. Hopefully the wind will die down and they get some rain over the next few weeks.

This afternoon we are waiting on Alan calling as yesterday he called to say there was water dripping from the light fitting in the Kitchen. We think its an issue with the air conditioning which after this summer is not surprising, given it has been running flat out since April. He also told us about a fire in Pflugerville and Bastrop. Today, the Bastrop one was on the news over here. Apparently it has destroyed

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