Monday, March 24, 2014


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Finish it off!!!

It was a blast in Ireland! And i want to go back, even with the terrible weather! lol Anyway after 30+ hours of editing here is the video I made! I hope you enjoy it and we will talk soon guys!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Day 34

Ok. So after all the travel today we still don't come home. Not yet. Today is a special day. After a few years of not seeing my dad today is a day where we hang out. 

Pretty fun. Actually really really fun. And just in case he reads this... He even did good. Oh ya!!! I forgot to tell you what we were doing! 

It was nice. We went cable wake boarding. Man was that fun. It's been about 5 years since I've stood up on one so I was a little nervous. But. First try and I stood up. I went about 20 feet and bam. I was down. Right in front of everyone watching. Felt pretty dumb. But I put my ego asides me tried again. This time I made it all the way around the cable park without falling. By the end of one hour dads old age kicked in and he took a nap. Well a break. Lol. At this point I have already lost my POV camera. That's a point of view video camera. I fell really hard at one point that it got knocked off my helmet and it's mount. By this time I already have torn a callus off my left hand. But. I paid for two hours and was determined to get better. 

I even went to the "big advanced" park and before I got kicked out from that side I landed a board slide across a rail thing. And even fell on my back too. Pretty fun. So I went back to the small side that slowed down to 18 mph instead of 22 and I did some jumps and even hit the big one on this side. I say big but in reality it's about 4' high. When your coming up to it. It looks like 40' lol

After wake boarding we all went to Cheesecake Factory. Chelsea loves that place! So she was excited. You know what else Chelsea likes to do? Shop. So. After we ate we all went to ikea right across the street. That was fun. Acting like a little kid again.  My dad is an instigator. I'm surprised we didn't get kicked out. Maybe they thought we had special needs. Lol. It was alot of fun and after only buying a couple of things that we don't really need we left. Went home and I was beat. Felt like 12 midnight. But no. It was 8:30. I was done for the day. Haha. In Ireland time that would be 1:30am so my body is still used to that time. 

One more blog after this... 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Day 33

Ugh What a day! Seriously such a long long day. Today's blog is just about our travels back to the states. Lets get started shall we?

Ok so we woke up at 7:45 and got ready to leave. I knew it was going to be a good day because when i went downstairs to go get something out of the car for Chelsea.... I then realized that i forgot the keys.... So i had to go back upstairs to get the keys. And keep this in mind were in a rush to catch our flight.

So we leave the hotel and google maps said 18 mins. Well it took us 35 mins! Traffic was really REALLY bad! I was like wow. what a start. lol Then when we get to the car rental ppl there is 4 other people in line trying to return the cars too. I thought for sure we would miss our flight. But when we get inside the airport Delta tells us that our flight is OVERBOOKED! An that we will need to be put on a later flight. So all that rushing for nothing.

1st They tell us that we need to fly with air linges. From DUB to JFK. Then Delta from JFK to MCO. They said that its no problem that we will only be 4 hours later then before. And that a 1 hour layover is plenty long. In fact they say that we wont even have to leave the terminal. So we can buy our Duty Free items and not worry about going back thru security. But they did give us $20 breakfast and coffee vouchers! That was nice since we didn't eat breakfast yet.

ok well now were relaxing and eating and just enjoying ourselves chit chatting and having fun making fun of weird people walking by.

We go thru security and go to buy some Irish whisky. We finally settled on this one bottle. MMMmmmm so good i think it was called centurion ten or something like that. You cant buy it anywhere besides Ireland. You cant even get it in northern Ireland. Anyway we pulled out 3 bottles and went to check out... Well they say that we cant buy it Because there going to take it from us... So i say why would they take it??? We don't have to go thru security. But this little weird kid with a lisp and a stutter says no we have to go thru security and we cant bring the bottles. Well we asked 5 people about this and 2 people say that we can get it 2 ppl say that we cant get it and 1 person doesn't have a clue. So we decided to play it safe. But now after hearing them, i start to get worried about our 1 hour layover. Well guess what??? Our air linges flight is delayed... Then its not delayed then its delayed again. But then only 15 mins delayed but then went back to a 30 min delay.

So now our 1 hour layover went to 30 mins. But there is a 50/50 chance we have to go thru security. I guess we will worry about it when we get there.

So we get on the plane and because they did US customs in DUB thy consider our international flight a domestic one. You know what that means? no Free drinks! I was so annoyed, because we need that right now. haha

ok so we get to JFK and we have 30 mins to get on our plane. We run out of the terminal and find out that we will have to go to the other terminal across the airport. But the tram that runs from one terminal to the next is out of order. So we have to walk outside from one building to the next. And at this point we have 20 mins!!

We get our tickets from Delta and run to security. The lady stopped us and gave Chelsea a hard time because she was so stressed out that we will be late and no one there cared. So we waited to go thru security behind a line of really old people learning how to go thru security and forgetting about everything in there pockets.

Then we go to our terminal following the signs and guess what? Our terminal isn't actually there... its the only one that we have to get on a bus and ride it across the airstrip to the terminal.

so after running all this way and sweating and being annoyed we get to our plane with 2 mins to spare. But there is a line. a big one. So were asking around thinking that our plane left and that these people are waiting for the next flight... But no it was our plane. It was running late too. So we got lucky again. All these bad things keep happening but there is a way out each time. So if you look at the bright side it did work out.

We get to Orlando and go to get our bags.... Well after waiting for them to show up from that weird conveyor belt thing, our bags never show up. So we go ask the delta people and they say no one put tracking on our bags!

After 45 mins they find it and tell us that they will be flown the next day and we will get it 4-6 hours after it arrives.

anyway After we leave the Airport 15 mins away Chelsea realized she left her $100 temperpedic pillow at the airport! haha We went back and it was there.

So lets just say that this was a long annoying day that never ended.

Don't forget that i cant sleep on airplanes. And we were flying back in time. So when we finally got home in Orlando it was 12:00am EST but back in Ireland it is 5:00am. So basically i was extremely tired and needed some sleep.

Sorry for all the ranting. But it needed to be done! haha i needed to get it out and vent. Some of you may be annoyed by that, But some of you may like it because you may have had a bad day too and this should make you feel better about yours. ;)

Ok guys let you know how tmrw goes!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 32

Last day in Ireland. This was actually a really fun day. We just kinda took it easy. And relaxed as we saw the city of Dublin. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we weren't dying to come home. Like when in Costa Rica we were so happy to leave. But this place... Idk. Lets just say it's that  good. Ya know what I mean? But still I need to come home and work and hang out with our friends. You know who you are... Lol. Everyone of you!!! You will have to call me when we get back and we can come over for dinner and talk. But not about the trip. Because you already know pretty much everything about it. Lol. 

Ok. Shall I tell you about our day? Sure. Fine. I'll tell you. Again. We had our food made for us. I would consider this a "mini Irish" it's so nice. The sister had to rush and get ready for meeting and she made us breakfast? This is better then southern hospitality. We aren't going to meeting to day. It's not like we didn't wanna go. We did. But we didn't have time to get ready. We had to iron our cloths and and go get them out of the car. But It didn't look like a possibility. I wish we went. It would have been nice to meet more of the brothers. 

Instead we went to the Dublin zoo!! :) yay. We didn't want to go and walk all around the city. We didn't wanna walk at all to be honest. But I guess it's not possible because you have to walk at zoos. 

We were told that parking at the zoo is impossible. But look at my parking spot right in front of the park!!! 

That's actually really impressive that I did that. I didn't think I could. I was the 3rd closest to the park. I'm the red car btw. And I gave the blue car more room cuz the car in front of him didn't give him much room. But can you believe I did that without hitting the other cars. Lol. It was fun. 

Ok at the zoo we had so much fun.  We walked really slow. Enjoyed ourselves. Saw lions leopards monkeys rhino hippo zebra and much more. But our faves were the sea lions and the penguins :)  they were so cute. 

After that on the way to the hotel we stopped at the jail. It's a jail that was built long ago to hang and put away anyone who wouldn't join the army. There is alot more to it I think. We stopped took a few pics and the went to the hotel. It was in Dublin so it wasnt far. We checked in rested for 15 mins then looked for good place to eat. That part took 30 mins. Haha. We finally found a Chinese place all the locals go to. It was hard to find on the Internet. But alot of locals left reviews. I couldn't find a website but I didn't think much of it. So we drove there found parking right near the restaurant. I was excited because parking in the city isnt easy. But... Guess what. There closed. So we went to plan B. a thai food  restaurant. Mmmmm  I love thai. It was called Saba and it had like 250 reviews and was 4.5 stars. How awesome was that.  A little pricy but so worth it. It was also a 2.5 km walk. We didn't think that was a bad walk until it was too late. The walk back felt like twice as long. Lol. Really bad idea. I got the most spicy thing on the menu. Wow was it good. Not to spicy to eat because Irish people don't like spicy. I saw a poster in the bathroom  that there was only thai chefs in the kitchen. I can believe it. It was that good!! Just look at the desert. Carmel pineapple with ice cream. 

Oh I forgot. On the way to the restaurant we stopped by the Dublin castle. Then after we ate we walked by Trinity collage. 

Then before we got back to the car we stopped by for a pint. Had some Guinness and some other beer you can't get in the states. We drank the beers on this roof top bar and just relaxed and talked. As no one was upstairs in the coldish weather. 

We drove back to the hotel then wrote the blog and went to bed. It was a good long day. So we were pretty tired. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day 31

Crazy!!! Lol. I can't believe I've been gone this long. Doesn't feel like it. I kinda wanna be home but then, I don't wanna be. Just a few things I miss... Track days. My study's and work. I even miss all the friends at the hall. I know!! How could I miss those guys. Haha. But I do. I was thinking about a few of you. 

Well today's blog was a long one. But after 30 posts the quality may go down. It may be less interesting. But it will cover all of what we did. You just won't get the funny extra disaster story's of what happened in between.  

So we left Fermoy. And the sun was up. When we drove to Dublin it was sunny the whole time. :) wow. Now I see it being a possibility to live here. But I forget that the rest of the time is rubbish with the weather. 

We start out journey very well. Moving fast and then we make our first stop at cahir castle. We didn't go in. Cuz it looked kinda lame. So we got back in the car back on the hwy then to the next castle. It was called rock of cashel. We find want to pay to go in. Or pay for parking. But when we got to this cute little town we found free parking on a side hobo looking side street. Parked the car and walked to the castle. We saw tons and tons of people walking in with what looked to be your groups. Maybe off a couch bus. So instead of paying €6 per person we kinda snuk in past that whole paying station. When we got in I realized right away that it was worth all of €6 per person! Oh my. It was beautiful!!!

Walls fallen off the building and this thing was huge. It was set up on a hill with walls all around the castle. There was a set up on the inside with what looks like it used to be a sacrifice table and some chairs that looked like the 12 apostles. Idk. In not sure what it was but it is really cool. Because all that rock work from back in the day was carved by hand and just so amazingly beautiful. And also to see it standing from hundreds of years later. 

It's cool also because out side of the castles walls you can still see little huts from where the other people would live. 

What they would do is when the castle would be under attack all the people would run into the castle for cover while the solders would battle. It's possible I could be wrong but it's what I think is right. 

After that we get back on the road. Now were about 2.5 hours into our 1.75 hour trip to Dublin. But were on vacation. It can take a long time. 

So we found out that there is a game tonight. A hurling game in Dublin. And not just any game. Like a final game of some sort. A big one. So everyone is going!!! On the way it got a little traffic like.  Then there was an accident and these people can't clean up accidents like we do. When we passed I was expecting to see a 20 car like up with how much traffic there was but no. A small fender bender. But there was 5 fire fighters trucks and 3 police cars. After that. The traffic never picked up. And we had 70km more to go. We finally got to the tram station. So you park out of the city and ride the train into the city. Well that what we do. We lay €9.70 for our tickets in and the return. But since the game is going on tonight we found out that no one was paying. So pretty much we paid for nothing. Then everyone crams into the "Luas" like a human sardine can and I'm thinking ok this won't be too bad. It will move fast and we will get there in 10 mins at most. Well this train is above ground and has to wait at red lights and wait for traffic and everything. So we were in the train thing for 40 mins!!! Everyone was sweeting including me and dying!!! So our 1.75 hour trip became 5.5 hours to get to the center!!! 

It was cool we had fun shopping and lookin around and just relaxing as we walked around the city. 

After that we go back to the train station and look!! 

Billions of people walking our way!!! The game let out. And guess where there going! .... To the train station to ride back to there cars. But we didn't know that until we got to the train station. If we knew that then we would have moved a little faster. Because there was a line of people that seriously wrapped around the block. It goes like this. We walk to the station to get on. And the security guys were yelling saying to get into the line. And points. So we are like ok. So we walk to the end of the building and look it goes around the building. The. We're like... Great. It goes to that end. So... We walk to the end and look. It goes even further!!! All the way to the end of that side of the building!!! And again!!! Haha seriously??? How about no. So we are a little annoyed so we just Walk to the stop up the street. It about a 15 mins walk. But it sure beats that stupid line. Lol. We get on the next stop and again. We pack in with these smelly drunk people. Half happy yelling in victory and the other half mad and rude and upset about there team loosing. So... After us both getting mounted by complete strangers we get back to the car. We were the second to last stop out of 18 or so stops. So that was nice. :) this time it only took 30 mins. 

We get the the car and head to the sisters house that were staying at. Because the game was tonight hotels were all booked up. And the cheapest hotel was $260 so beni found us a place to stay. She was about 10 miles away. But we kinda got lost on the way to her house. This is the first time we got lost!!! We may have taken a wrong turn on the trip. But this is the first time we actually had no clue where we were going. But we found our way. We found wifi and were able to find our location.  By the way there are no street signs even in the city. Pretty dumb. We get the the house and this sister cooked us dinner. At 9:30 at night. Tons and tons of authentic spicy amazing african Guiana food. I was so hungry and still couldn't hardly finish the food. It's amazing how nice these people are. We have had so much food made for us this trip I think we only ate out maybe 4 times this whole time in Dublin. That alot less then everyday like we do back home. 
Just look at this meal. Mmm. :) 

So we ate and ate and ate until we fell asleep. Then the sister took out dishes washed them and then made our beds. I was so tired so as soon as I laid down I fell asleep and don't remember too much of what happened after that. Lol.

 Ok guys. 

That's it. I'll see you soon and I'll let you know how our day in dublin tmrw goes!!! Night!! 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Day 30

Day 30 marking our last full day in Fermoy. Been a good time here. But it's time to move on to bigger and better things. This small town can't handle a Devlin. 

Speaking of devlins it's funny to hear of so many of them. I've never seen one in person who is a Devlin. So it's just amusing that when I'm at home and someone asks for my name I have to say Devlin, D E V L I N  and spell it out right. Well here I'm like mumbling Devlin when someone asks my name and they get it right away. Because there are lots of them here. I like it. I feel at home. But the name Bryant isn't normal. So I've been just saying bryan Devlin and people are like..."you Irish?" I think it's funny. 

Today was nice. I woke up and right away went to writing the code. Lots and lots of work. And I don't have to completed now. I'll have to work on it when I get home. But... It's alot of work and I'm on vacation so I can't be too hard on myself. 

After lunch time Beni, the Kenya sister meet us at the brothers take away shop. We had a cup of coffee and then went to meet beni's mom!!! I was very excited to meet her. She has told me all about her while I was out in service and everything. So I was really looking forward to meeting her. She is in a assisted living home. And went I met her I was more then happy. She was super sweet and I told her in Swahili "hello mama, nice to meet you, and I love you." Id tell you how to say it. But I'm not sure how to spell it. I would love to learn the language. It's very beautiful!! While I was there I read the daily text in Swahili. I'm not sure how much she understood but she seemed very happy for me to be trying the speak the language and read her the bible in her language. 

After that we went to beni's house for tea. Talked about traveling and international conventions and serving where the need is greater. Such good company she is. Very down to earth and humble. She took us by a site that will be a home for brothers and sisters. It will be ran by brothers and sisters. Will have 18 rooms and two brothers donated €2,000,000 so that way it could be built. I think they called the program jah jarrah. I think. Very cool!! 

Beni brought us to some other sites we haven't seen on the trip yet and then back to our house for a going away party thing. Just a small one with some good cooking! Mmm. It was a stu thing. But it was cooked to perfection. Then we watched the lorax. I almost cried but there was too many people there. 

Sorry to rush the blog. I'm tired and wanna go to bed. I'll let you know what happens tmrw. It was a good-weird long day that you may want to hear about. I have pics I think I'll be able to get depending on Internet.