Ireland–New York–Seattle

US Immigration and Naturalization stations officials at Shannon who check passengers through US customs before leaving Ireland. One of them, after thumbing through my passport, welcomes me home, which feels good.


Aer Lingus took me from Shannon Airport to John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, and I took the Long Island Rail Road to Pennsylvania Station, beneath Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. I had never been to New York and would have liked to spend the night but my plane was scheduled to leave Newark at 7:25 am. I had time for a quick walk and a hotdog before catching the train to Penn Station in Newark, where my hotel is located. I flew home to Seattle yesterday on Alaska Airlines for free, using my mileage plan.

About Saint Expedite

Retired early, then took a trip across the Pacific from Seattle by container ship. From China I stopped in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Holland, Denmark, England and Ireland before heading home to Puget Sound. This blog is an account of my travels. Write to me at
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8 Responses to Ireland–New York–Seattle

  1. Herb Jepko says:

    Welcome home, Kenny! The things you’ve seen….

  2. Dan says:

    Welcome Home Ken!!

  3. Gary Johnston says:

    WOW!!!!! What a journey, Ken!! Thanks for sharing; I felt like I was right there with you. Welcome home, have a very Happy Easter, and definitely pursue more writing!

  4. Dave Molnaa says:

    Welcome home Ken. What a journey!!! I’m glad you made it home safe.

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