The Grand Finale

This is it folks! This will be my last post on my blog about my adventures in Europe. On my last day in Dublin, I packed and walked around the city. I visited a park where I was able to relax for a few hours. It was a peaceful end to a wonderful trip.

I don’t think I could have asked for a better experience on this trip. There were the ups and the downs, but all were learning experiences that I wouldn’t have had any other way. It seems like an eternity ago that I arrived in Rome, knowing nothing of what was in front of me. I have spent the last 3 months touring, making friendships, and eating as much food as I possibly could. I don’t think I could have asked for much more, other than to have packed a little lighter. Through my journey I have seen centuries of history, witnessed life changing situations, and visited 10 cities in 6 countries. When people have asked me what has been my favorite place, I haven’t had a straight answer. I enjoyed every place I visited for different reasons. Venice was gorgeous and unique, Rome was full of history, Krakow/Auschwitz was an indescribable experience of a lifetime, Minturno was where part of my family emigrated from, Ireland was a blast, and the list goes on from there. I gained something of value from every place I travelled to. I can’t wait to come home and tell you all about my adventures and the many stories I have obtained while on my journey!

Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog and comment on it. I read and appreciated every comment you typed, and tried to answer questions as much as possible. I hope you enjoyed reading it! Leonardo and I had a lot of fun putting it together. I think Leonardo may be one of the most well travelled sloths around, he made such a great companion! He was with me through it all :). Now it’s time for me to come back home to the ‘land of the cowboy boots’.

Goodbye for now, see you all soon!

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4 thoughts on “The Grand Finale

  1. Nicole

    That is awesome Steph! I am so happy you had such a wonderful experience and I am extremely happy for you and your adventures with Leonardo! I cannot wait to see you soon!

  2. D

    Terrific summation kiddo! Nice wave to you too Leonardo. I, along with everyone else, have enjoyed sharing in your travels, but even more than that, your insights, comments and perspectives in close-to real time! Thanks for taking the time to do this for all of us (and yourself). We continue to believe, and you proved, that study abroad experience is one of the best educational values in college attendance!
    See you very soon! Love, D

  3. Grammy

    Thanks, Stephanie, for sharing your adventures and experiences with us. It was so fun and exciting every day to read your blog and see your gorgeous pictures. I felt like I was right alongside you. I look forward to hearing more of your stories and seeing you soon.

  4. Poppy & Grandma

    The end of a wonderful trip- but the beginning of sharing memories in person that will last a lifetime. We have been struck by the quality of your daily travel efforts, and the scope and insight of your postings. Through your photos and commentary, we have shared the experience of seeing Europe! Thanks for including us in your great adventure. We will see you at graduation and look forward to seeing more photos and hearing more stories about your travels. Have a fun and safe trip home.

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