Thursday, January 22, 2009

Europe 2009 - airfare booked!!

Well…..our airfare is booked. We leave Chicago at 6:50p.m. Sunday, June 7, arrive in Dublin at 8:30a.m. Monday, June 8 (Dublin time). We leave Paris on Saturday June 20 at 10:25a.m. and arrive in Chicago at 4:40p.m. (Chicago time).

Why aren’t we flying out of the same city? Well, Mr. Lush wants to go to Dublin. Orginally it was out, based on the distance between Dublin and Paris, but I found this great deal that was $700.03 per person (including fees and taxes) on Aer Lingus, an Irish airline. The sale ended yesterday and after much deliberation, we decided f*it, and booked it!! So, we aren’t sure if we’re going to spend 1 or 2 nights in Dublin but had to take advantage of this great deal.

**Sidenote***Of course, there is a chance our deal isn't the "deal of a lifetime" we hope, but right now, I can't imagine it getting a ton cheaper for travel in June, so we had to take advantage. The last thing we wanted was to not book, then it go up, then up again, and we hem and haw, and not book, then all the sudden its May and we didn't book and now we aren't going. So, we only live once, lets make it worth it!!!

As far as how we’re getting from Dublin to France….I looked it up, and found that we have lots of options from Dublin to Paris, or Lyon, or Avignon, or wherever we might want to go first. Since the actual itinerary of our trip is still up in the air, we thought it best to take advantage of this deal and figure out the details in the next few months. In the meantime, the main “leg” of our trip is booked.

Please, please, any suggestions or tips for Dublin and anywhere in France, is oh so welcome!!!!

Not sure if I feel relief that its actually booked or fear that we booked a trip to Europe in the worst economy of my lifetime, but right now, I’ll pretend I’m 100% excited and nothing else….after all- we’re spending TWELVE NIGHTS IN EUROPE BABY!!!!

On my 30th birthday I'll either be sipping a nice French wine in:
a) a chateau in France
b) a cafe in a little village in France
c) in Paris, France

Really, don't all those sound fabulous?????

A special thanks to Lucy for celebrating with me last night!!!

1 comment:

LucyinStLou said...

Thank you for dinner last night!