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Ireland 2007: Day 4 - Random

Many of you reading this know just a few of our travelers and the updates thus far have skipped much of our routine, so let me catch you up...

As you know, this is the inaugural Alumni Travel Program. We have 48 travelers. Our alumni range in class year from 1954 to 2005. We have alums who majored in business, in science, in healthcare and in english (to name just a few). Joining the alumni are spouses and significant others, as well as mothers, cousins, dads, friends and College employees.

We are a very ecclectic group and one thing that stands out is how well everyone is bonding. We have become our own little family here in Ireland. Just tonight I witnessed a few alumni waiting in the lobby because they wanted to be sure that a few of the single travelers had companionship for a night on the town.

Each morning we have a group breakfast and each evening we have a group dinner. Most of us have shared meals with completely different people each meal. In between meals we ride a motor coach bus and since day one, we have rotated seats so that we can enjoy getting to know others better. We have helped each other with photos and shopping bags and we have treated each other to a pint of Guiness. Just halfway complete and already folks are asking about keeping in touch, sharing photos and future trips together!

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