Things are looking up already. Though it looked gloomy when we missed one of our connections, we still had enough time to get to the airport and after a relatively smooth flight (the flight attendant yelled at me because my camera was on during landing) to Ireland. Our Hostel is quite cute, and the bunk beds don't squeak when you touch them, so all is well in that department. We pretty much dropped our stuff and went exploring, since we still had most of the day. Killarney is fairly small, so we were able to do a lot of the center of town (which boasts 25+ bars in a 400-yard radius). It was actually sunny for parts of the day, i.e. not during one of the four separate rainstorms that we walked through. Ireland is a very thrilling place, and I'll tell you why. Every other country we've been in: Coca Cola Light. Ireland: Diet Coke. Not like in the States, but better. I heart Ireland. So we walked around for a while and the we took a lovely walk though the Killarney National Park to the Ross Castle, Caislean An Rois in Irish, (at which point the sky opened up and poured) and then went back into town for a traditional Irish meal. By the way, did I mention that we came to Ireland for International Bailey's Day? We ate at Murphy's Pub (I had roast lamb... excellent, just so you know) and then we received complimentary shots of Bailey's Toffee Liquor. Tomorrow we're going on a bus tour of the Ring of Killarney. It should be quite beautiful, except that there's going to be a windstorm and showers. Oh well, we'll dry off eventually. Like back in the States.