Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hockey Boy in Ireland.

Hockey Boy left yesterday for a Scouting Jamboree in Ireland.

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At DFW before departure. Hockey Boy is the fourth from the right

He is traveling with seven other boys from his Boy Scout troop and two leaders. Unfortunately they had a rough time getting to Ireland as their flight from Chicago to Dublin developed a leak of some sort of fluid from the left engine and the pilots had to shut it off and divert to JFK airport in New York. When they landed there was all sorts of fanfare with fire engines on the runway, and the plane had to be towed to a gate because it evidently could not taxi on one engine. Luckily they were able to change equipment and only spent a couple of hours at JFK before they were on their way again. His group arrived in Dublin this afternoon, about six hours behind schedule.

They were able to see one sight today: the Rock of Cashel, a medieval cathedral built into a rock in County Tipperary.

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They are spending tonight in a hotel in County Cork. Even though they are four to a room, knowing Hockey Boy, I bet he is sleeping soundly.

7 comments:

Laura said...

Too cool! I was stuck in Denver the other night with a bunch of Boy Scouts. I couldn't figure out why they couldn't fix the plane. :) Hope to see more Ireland photos!

Liz said...

It's official, and I never thought I'd say this since... you know... I'm a girl, but Im seriously jealous of this Boy Scout group. :)

Amber M. said...

I'm with Liz. I TOTALLY would have pushed the whole "no-girls-in-boy-scouts" nonsense if I knew there was a trip to Ireland in the mix. AND they get to play with fire.:-)

Biba said...

Having just returned from a wonderful trip to Ireland, I am looking forward to more pictures and reports from Will's trip. What a nice looking group of young men!

Melissa said...

Eloise,

It's so nice to meet you.

Thank you for stopping by Sunbonnet Cottage. I have just started to look at your blog and, I already know that I adore it.

I lived in Germany for three years and the pictures you posted are bringing back such happy memories.
Thank you for sharing those photos of your trip.

I will definitely be back to visit soon.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

Ms. Math said...

Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog! It was great hearing from you! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has felt the "beginning of the school year dread."

What a wonderful opportunity for your son! I've always wanted to visit Ireland.

Erin said...

Adorable! As the mother of four sons (all scouts)... I love boy scouts! Wow! Ireland!