I am back from Kentucky

I got back from my vacation on Friday the 25th.  Decided to go ahead and rent a car since the airline ticket was so cheap about 2 weeks before we took the trip, my friend and her husband as suppose to pick us up at the airport in Chicago, but he had stints put in his legs(which they were going to come pick us up anyway, so I got online and checked out the car hire. Just so happens Hertz had a deal with the airline and we got the car for 315.00 for 20 days. I thought that would save my friends legs and also my brother wouldn't have to be switching cars to suit our needs. It was just a win win situation. I still don't like to fly and have to take xanax to control my anxiety, I was determine to make this  a good trip for the both of us. Usually I end up doing something strange and really don't make a good travel companion for some reason or other. The trip was no different sadly to say, we were in Dublin ready to board the plane and I started ppl watching. Noticed this guy that kept writing in his journal, he would stop for awhile then write some more, then he took out his cell phone look at something smile then put it away, write in journal some more, when he finally got up to go to the bathroom I said something to Peter about the guy. The guy had been in the bathroom for sometime now and I wanted Peter to go check on the guy. Peter is use to my insanity when flying. Peter is saying to me, how do you want me to do that look over the stall? Its been 10 minutes since the guy was in there and each minute I keep saying to Peter you should really check up on this guy, as each person came out of the bathroom he would ask me is that him and I would say no, then when he finally came out I said that was him. Peter notice at the time(which he didn't tell me until we got on the plane) that the guy was carrying a back pack and a miltary type pouch that he was fidgeting with when he came out of the bathroom. After he came out of the bathroom I didn't mention anything else about the guy. Peter was watching where he was sitting which was over the wing of the plane. We took our seats and I happen to notice Peter was shaking, Gee I thought what is all that about so I ask him and he told me the guy was carrying the same equipment that London bombers had use to blow up the trains....well too late now.....The plane was taking off....That was the first time Peter bought into my insanity in flying. We arrive there safely and went to Hertz to get the car that I rented online. Peter forgot his driver license so I had to do all the driving while we were there. I have gotten use to driving on the left side of the road, and trying to get use to the right side again and driving through Chicago was very interesting after several wrong turns and trying to pay tolls which was already payed for we finally made it to a hotel to spend the night to complete the rest of the journey to Kentucky the next day. Friday we rested up and I called everybody to let them know we have arrived. Saturday we had dinner with my ppl I use to work with when I left to live in Ireland. Sunday we help move my daughter Jessica from her boyfriend house. She decided to leave her boyfriend after being in an abusive relationship for 6 years. Wasn't expecting that, but decided it needed to be done....Glad to do because while we was there he really showed himself very good, he was on some kind of drugs and drinking, woould be nice then cuss and start turning over things. Thank God she got away from that situation even though I was wrecked I was glad I could help....She and Breanna(grand daughter) spent the night at my brothers that night. Took her back to the apartment the next day and went to my friends house to plan what we could do together while I was there, Tuesday we rested and went out to eat with my brother and his wife. Then it was on to visit my mother for 7 days. She is lives in western part of Kentucky(which is about 200 miles from my brothers house) Jessica had arranged with the school to take Breanna out for that week so she and Breanna could come with us. Before we left I got a call from my cousin Hilda and she had invited herself, husband, daughter and grand daughter to come and visit me while I was visiting my mother. Never liked her husband as we call him now Holy Joe. They arrived about 2 hours after we did(which me and my sister decide to go out shopping) So Hilda wasn't in the best of moods when we got back. They didn't come to see me, all they did was brag about how much money they had and what they were going to do with it, my sister was fit to be tied.....Her mother had recently died and left some land which they sold, didn't see a tear in her eyes when her mom was mentioned. Her husband is something else he used to be a preacher and was dethroned because of something I think it was porno he was watching, or could have been the affair he was having and still is, anyway he acted holier than thou while he was there to put on a show for the little people that he thought he was above. Thanks God he finally announced that if he couldn't get his truck out of the driveway to round around in he might as well go home, no objections there..... After that I did get to meet my grand daughter and grand son tht I haven't seen in a long time. They were Khristy children and what a happy reunion that was.....I really can't descibe all the feelings that was going through me at the time. All wonderful feelings. It was a joy seeing them all grown up. I am a great grandmother, yes got to see my great grand child for the first time. They turned out to be a great buch of ppl. Khristy second husband was there and I got to ask him some questions about the past and about Khristy's drug taking because he was with her when she began taking the hard stuff, some questions was answered and some I will never have answer to, but I did feel a sense of closure and knew that Khristy had a hand in this visit. Oh I forgot while I was back at my brothers on Khristy's birthday I laid some flowers on her grave in Kentucky.....Felt her present and knew she was there with me as I met her children, just a great time. When we came back we went camping at natural bridge with our friends. Even though we stayed 20 days it seemed very short. I love the hello's but hard for the good bye's. I wait until I get on the plane then cry my eyes out..... I want to thank everyone who sent happy birthday wishes to Khristy.I haven't been on here very much in the last two months so haven't been reading journals or sending hugs like I should.....After arriving home I got the biggest surpise of them all I am approved to be a Irish citizen.....Yeah....Life is good....

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ihart
ihart

Hi,
So glad everything went well. That was so magical that you got to meet your great grandchild also. Nothing like getting together with family and feeling rejuvinated.Wondering how your husband adjusted to this trip? He was proably out of his comfort zone.
Congrats on the Irish citizenship. Hugs.Inga
RememberKala
RememberKala

Thanks for sharing. Wow! 20 days for $315!!! What a deal. Hope all goes well for your daughter and granddaughter. I can\'t imagine myself driving on the \"wrong\" side of the road, what a hoot that would be. Congrats on the citizenship! Hugs, Teri
BinkyH
BinkyH

Sounds like a wonderful trip! And congrats on your citizenship. Hugs, Belinda
deleted_user
deleted_user

I would so love a vaction with James. We have been married 21 years, and never had a honey moon or a vacation. It is finacial strain constanly on James since I had to go on disability in 1993. I could have made more working, but my health would have totally failed, and that would have been more bills. I have plenty of those as it is. I am so glad for you and your wonderful time. You sure deserve it.Love,Peggy
deleted_user
deleted_user

So glad u got to visit home. I love KY. Would love to see Ireland too.