So the weekend just gone was when four girls took to the road and had a road-trip of epic proportions.

Everything started off a little weirdly with M and L. M wasn’t the most welcoming of people but once E arrived and we got on the road everything went swimmingly apart from a couple of moody spells on M’s behalf.

Anyway on the Friday we got the ferry to the Peninsula and then drove for what felt like forever. We brought supplies (which included alcohol, bit for the amount of rain we got it wasn’t enough) in Port Angeles and then drove on to the Makah Reservation. On the way we stopped off in the  Hot Springs in the Sol Duc area. The springs were man-made and not that impressive but the small waterfall nearby was pretty. Continue reading

Everything is moving along

So in the last 24 hours things have been falling nicely into place! I have got my flights to Hawaii booked for May and I am very excited.

I am arriving on the islands a couple of days after M and her Mam and Dad and I will be spending a couple of days on my own on O’ahu while they are off exploring another island then we will meet up. My flight home I am dreading a bit though… I have two layovers between HNL and SEA… that is a mad amount makingi t an 11.5 hour journey but I am saving $200, enough to pay for my accommodation while I am there. Continue reading

Organising is my favourite part

Last week I finally secured the money and the time off work to do a bit of travelling. So come April 1st I am on a plane, on my own to the West Coast of America (although knowing my luck with flights I will arrive to have Aerlingus exclaim “APRIL FOOLS DAY you are not going anywhere”).

I am going for three months and it will be my first time over the Atlantic Ocean and I CAN’T WAIT! But the main thing is it will be the longest time that I will have ever spent away from my Mam, hence the blogs name.

For you to understand this massive move you must understand us. We are very close. Somewhere between siblings, best friends and mother and daughter. It is a bit unconventional but I wouldn’t have it any other way. But alas the time has come!

Most people do the whole moving away from family thing when they go on to college but I am somewhat of a late bloomer. At 22 years old I am going to spend the longest time away from my darling Mam (the previous record being ten days).

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