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S: Where in the world is Cindy Lou Who? 2010

FC: Where in the world is Cindy Lou Who? | June 19, - July 10, 2010

1: IRELAND | Day One: 6-20-2010 Landed into Dublin Airport Saturday morning and my friend, Jolie Niland, picked me up. She told me to be ready because we were going to be all over Dublin. Guiness Book of World Record Holder in Space Hopping. Day Two: 6-21-2010 Northern Ireland. Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. Giant's Causeway and the Northern coast Day Three: 6-22-2010 Glendalough Valley Wicklow National Forrest. Day Four: 6-23-2010 Malahide Castle. Shopping in Dublin. World Cup Soccer. Guiness Factory. Tag Rugby game. Day Five: 6-24-2010 Bus Tour to The Cliffs of Moher. Day Six: 6-25-2010 One Day Tour of The Connemara Region

2: Dublin, Ireland Arriving in Dublin at 9:30am, Jolie, my college friend from Arkansas State, picked me up at the airport and we spent the day touring the town. 2010 AIB Street Performance World Championships which featured various performers of all different talents, including the USA breakdancers. At 2pm on Sunday 20th June on Upper Mount St, Dublin 2, outside the Pepper Canister Church, we need 1,500 fans of the SPWC to plonk their gorgeous behinds on a space hopper each and bounce like they have never bounced before. The Molly Malone statue in Grafton Street was unveiled by then Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alderman Ben Briscoe during the 1988 Dublin Millennium celebrations, declaring 13 June as Molly Malone Day.


4: The Dublin Spire on O'Connell Street | Molly Malone Statue on Grafton Street

5: Trinity College | The River Liffey | DAY ONE

6: Northern Ireland is about 2 1/2 hours north of Dublin. * Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge * Dunseverick Castle * Giant's Causeway * Dunluce Castle | NORTHERN IRELAND

7: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is a rope suspension bridge near Ballintoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The bridge links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island. | DAY TWO


10: THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY | The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. The Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest are about 39 feet high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres thick in places.



14: DUNLUCE CASTLE... reputed to be the inspiration for Cair Paravel, the famous castle in CS Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. | DAY TWO


17: St. Kevin's Way is a pilgrim pathway in County Wicklow. It is 19 miles long and crosses the Wicklow Gap and ends at the remains of the medievil monastery in Glendalough. The monastery was founded in the early 17th century by St. Kevin. | DAY THREE


19: Sally Gap The point where 4 regional roads in counties Dublin and Wicklow meet. It follows the Military Road for its entire length, which is 34 miles. At one point along the road, you can look down on the entire city of Dublin.

20: Malahide Castle North of Dublin and nestled in an estate park called the Malahide Demesne Regional Park. Parts of the castle date back to the 12th century. | DAY FOUR

22: The Hairy Lemon: Pub in Dublin where me and Jolie ate 'fish & chips' and watched the World Cup 2010. Since England was playing, we were unable to watch the Americans play. Later that day, Jolie and I were able to watch her husband, John, play flag Rugby. | DAY FOUR

23: Sites of Dublin: The Guiness Storehouse Christ's Church

24: ONE DAY CLIFFS of MOHER TOUR Meet at Tourist Office on O'Connell Street @ 7:45am Bus from Dublin to Limerick on the way to Bunratty Castle. Cliffs of Moher Lunch in Doolin at Fitzpatrick's Bar The Burren and Poulnabrone Dolmen Short stop in Galway and back to Dublin | DAY FIVE



28: Large stone tombs, known as megalithic tombs, were built throughout Western Europe during Neolithic or New Stone Age (4200 BC to 2900 BC), when the practice of farming was first becoming established. Over ninety megalithic tombs are known to survive in the Burren; the earliest of these are the court tombs and portal tombs built in the fourth millennium BC. The portal tomb at Poulnabrone is one of two constructed in the Burren and is perhaps the best-preserved example in the country. | POULNABRONE DOLMEN


30: CONNEMARA and GALWAY BAY TOUR Meet at Tourist Office on O'Connell Street @ 7:05am Village of Cong, famed by the movie 'The Quiet Man'. A small walk to Ashford Castle. Lunch at 'The Hungry Monk'. Connemara Region: Lough Corrib, Lenane and Killary fjord , and the Inagh Valley Kylemore Abbey Galway Bay | DAY SIX

31: Village of Cong Church of Ireland and a walk to Ashford Castle


34: Kylemore Abbey

36: Connemara Region continued and a little bit of Galway. | DAY SIX

37: Dawson Lounge- smallest pub in Ireland. Talked with an old Dubliner about the good old days. | The last day in Ireland. Sad to see it and my friend Jolie come to an end.

40: Czech Republic | Day 1: Lenka's Husband, Honza, picked me up at the airport. Visited a bit with Lenka and her son, Honzik. Then went with Honza to watch World Cup. Day 2: The Soupkup's and Name Day for Honza and Honzic. Walked to a park. Watched more of the world cup. Day 3: Kutna Hora Day 4: Pool and Prague Day 5: Terezin Day 6: Humpalec and Lipnice Castle Day 7:Humpalec and Castle ruins

41: Prague

44: The | Soukup | Family | Day Two

49: KUTNA HORA | A small mining village from the 13th century. St. Barbora Church | Day Three

50: An ossuary. A monastery cemetery. In the crypt of the gothic chapel is the remains of 40,000 people of Bohemian royalty. So the artist used the bones to create bells, chalices, a candelabra, and a coat of arms. | CHARNEL HOUSE

54: TEREZIN and Small Fortress | Day Five

55: Jewish Concentration Camp where the Prague Gestapo Police Prison was set up in 1940. 32,000 prisoners, 5000 women, passed through the Small Fortress. To outsiders, it was presented by the Nazis as a model Jewish settlement, but in reality it was a concentration camp where over 33,000 inmates died as a result of hunger, sickness, or the sadistic treatment by wardens and guards. Used as a transit camp for European Jews en route to Auschwitz..

56: "Arbeit Macht Frei" German for "work makes (one) free," meaning "work sets you free." The slogan is known for having been placed over the entrances to many Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust.

57: National Jewish Cemetery was laid out in September 1945. There are more than 10,000 victims of the Gestapo buried here..

58: Day Seven


60: 7/3/10: Jen picked me up at the airport in Cologne. Lunch at Burger King. Went to the King's and watched Germany play in World Cup. 7/4/10: Happy July 4th in Bruhl, Germany. Church at the Jett's house. VBS with the kids all in German. Prepared for July 4th party with real American hamburgers, potato salad. I was placed in charge of name tags.. 7/5/10: Sight-seeing in Bruhl and Cologne.

61: 7/6/10: Brussels, Belgium. Dawn King drove us and we enjoyed our day traveling over Brussels. 7/7/10: Shopping in Bruhl. Walk/Jog with Jen. She said it was only a couple of miles and it turned out to be 6 miles! Packed and got on train for Frankfurt to catch flight back to Dublin.

62: JULY 4th, 2010 Bruhl, Germany

63: The Dome Cathedral | COLOGNE

64: The Rhine River

66: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Day trip with Dawn, one of the missionaries living in Germany. Walked all around Brussels, ate Belgian Waffles, fries, pasta, searched for the "peeing boy", coffee with Kristy (Journeyman in Brussels), and then more waffles.



73: Stacy, Deb, Rhonda, & Katie picked me up from the airport. Went out to eat... crashed and woke up early for our big journey to Harry Potter. And the next day, drove back to Tennessee.. | July 8-10, 2010


75: Honeydukes Butterbeer Sorting Hat Hagrid's Hut Ollivander's Dragon Challenge Flight of the Hippogriff Lunch at Three Broosticks

76: "Listen for God's voice in everything you do & everywhere you go; He's the One that will keep you on track." Proverbs 3:6

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