Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Trip to Europe - Day 1

As most of you know I started Firehouse Jewelry as a way to help pay for my trip to Europe. I did make enough to go on the trip and I had a great time. When I got back I decide I was going to make a scrapbook for my trip. I took over 3000 pictures in Europe and visited four contries as I started to make the scrapbook, I realized I need another scrap book. By the time I was done I had enough pages for three thick scrapbooks. I have my pictures broken out by day. While in Europe I kept a journal and I start each section of pictures with that day's jounral entry. So here is the first day's journal entry and its scrapbook pages.

Today is the day. Today I leave for Rome. I can’t believe I am on my way to Europe. The flight from Knoxville to Cincinnati is at 2:50 p.m., but we have to be there at 12:30 p.m. Finally, my parents and I leave the house, and so we got to the airport and check-in took awhile because my Skymiles card wouldn’t work. Finally it worked. After everyone who had checked-in Cathy gathered all of us together and told us that Megan’s dad had died. That was sad. I was really glad Cathy said she would still come on the trip even through she would be a few days late.
After this announcement and some final instructions for the parents, my parents left and Demi’s walked us to security. After going through security I had to talk to Rebecca because I used my license instead of my passport. Once inside security Jackie, Demi, Laura, Hailey M played BS. Finally it was time to get on the plane. I was sitting next to Hailey M. Our plane left 1 ½ hours late due to a mechanical problem in the air conditioning unit. So we got to sit on the plane for 1 ½ hours with no air conditioning. The plane was really hot so the flight was kind of miserable. Once in Cincinnati, I exchanged money and I didn’t feel like eating so I got a smoothie. While we were waiting to board the plane we met a 20-month-old girl named Camilia. She had fun pointing at things out the window. When we got to board the flight we showed our passports, once we were through the gate, Renee was collecting our passports. After she had all of them, she got on the plane. On the way to her seat, she said some of the other passengers wanted to know if she needed their passports too. Once at my seat, I found out I was sitting by Cathy. She made me sit in the middle. I had a strong feeling I was not going to enjoy the flight, but Thankfully Cathy moved up a seat so I could sit in the aisle seat. For a while I thought I was going to get a whole row to myself, but that fell through. I plan to spend most the flight listing to my iPod and sleeping.
I stayed awake until they served the in-flight meal, which as chicken in a gross sauce, sweet potato mash, and some corn. The corn was ok, and the potatoes were tasteless. The chicken was edible once the sauce was removed.
I can’t believe my next entry will be from Rome, so I leave off somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean.

P.S. All comments on this post count as an entry from my blog giveaway.


  1. 3000 pictures!!! I can't wait to see them all and your scrapbook when it is finished. Its looking great already! :)

  2. I'm enjoying your pictures and story about going to Europe. I went to Europe the summer before my senior year! I loved it and also would love to go back.
    I like your Etsy shop (marked you as a favorite) and my favorite piece is the Valentines Day Swirl Heart Earrings. They are so pretty!
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  3. I hope you enjoy your trip in our parts of the world. If you ever come to Cyprus (very southern Europe), let me know, we could go out for a coffee or something.