Welcome to Katie's Travel Blog. This is really Jenny-doesn't-get-to-travel blog where I (mom) keep track of Katie's adventures so I can have some vicarious enjoyment! Here's a look at what one globally-aware kid from little Santa Cruz, California gets to do these days if her mom's willing to keep working!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

P2P Day 8: Scariest Bridge in the World and Giant's Causeway in Ireland

Close your eyes, don't look down!
Today the kids walked over one of the World's Scariest Bridges. Oh yeah they did.

It must have been very scary since the winds were really high. In the article is says some people can't make it back over the bridge after crossing it once. Cheeseburgers and jelly babies, I would love to cross that bridge!

There's Katie in the coral jacket.
After that, they went to the Giant's Causeway and it looks like it was even windier. Katie did manage to give me a quick call today but she didn't talk a lot about the activities. She said the kids were all getting along great and everyone was really fun - they are all having a good time together.

They are getting ready for their homestays tonight. They will be heading to Dublin tomorrow and meeting their families. In our experience, this is when things get quiet but the kids get access to "real life" which can be good or not so good depending on the circumstances.
SnapChat gone wild.

I did have to show her video of the sunshine here. She said it's been cold and grey and it's getting old. I didn't realize Ireland is stuck in the middle of the ocean. It must be cold living there. The forecast for Dublin shows sun by Sunday - we can keep our fingers crossed.

Oíche mhaith agus codladh sámh (that's goodnight and sleep well in Irish!). 

From the People to People Itinerary

Carrick-A-Rede means 'The Rock in the Road'. For 350 years, salmon fishermen have crossed a rope bridge over an 85 feet deep and 65 feet wide chasm to check their nets. Today it is your turn to enjoy this fabulous challenge.

Discover the facts and fiction about the Giant's Causeway and the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Were these the result of an ancient volcanic eruption, or the work of the legendary Irish giant Finn MacCool who built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight the Scottish giant Benandonner?

Another great part of traveling as a Student Ambassador is the ability to not only visit new places but become part of the culture and destination itself. Today you will have the opportunity to visit a local Belfast school and spend time interacting with the local school children and learning about school life in Northern Ireland. Be prepared to make new friends!

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