At the time, I was a 19 year old sophomore in college and in a relationship with an older woman named Nat (who I mention several times in the typical lovesick way that you do). I was very much not in the choir, they had extra room on the trip (anyone who has ever heard me sing understands why I was not singing). My original plan had been to do an outdoor leadership training in Baja Mexico but that got canceled at the last minute… so, Ireland it was.
I wrote these entries out by hand and then typed them into my blog at the time at the end of the trip. I then entered them into this blog in 2010 after I had established this blog with Southeast Asia.