And we were off to the airport. This blip only cost us a few minutes, but good thing it wasn't longer. Even with arriving at 7:30 for a 9:50 flight, we had just enough time, maybe 10 min to spare. No dashing through the airport or worry about "final call" but definitely no time for breakfast as we'd planned. I hadn't realized we'd go through US customs in Dublin, so that added about an hour of lines and an additional set of x-Ray & body scan machines. But it made our return in Chicago a breeze!
We left John to catch his flight back to Cedar Rapids (because of the timing of his meetings, he traveled separately, a few days before we did and flew from Iowa rather than driving to Chicago) and headed for baggage claim where my parents were waiting with open arms to welcome us home.
We spent the day (Memorial Day) lounging (and doing some laundry!) and drove back to Iowa Tuesday morning.
What an amazing trip! We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime!