Monday, August 16, 2010


I did all the driving in Ireland. Remembering to stay to the left was not so hard to do. The harder part was that in some places the roads were so narrow there was not really a "side" to drive on! But as long as we stayed out of the cities, traffic was light and so the narrow roads were not too big of a problem.

Another thing that was hard about driving on the left was that everything in the car was reversed. The rear view mirror was to my left rather than my right and thus I didn't check it nearly as much as I should have. The knobs for the turn signal and windshield wipers were reversed and every time I went to use the turn signal, I would turn on the wipers.

So I couldn't help but laugh when this morning I was back driving on the right and went to use the turn signal. I turned on the wipers instead! I guess I had internalized some of the changes needed to drive on the left after all.


  1. It sounds like you had a great trip! That is too funny about driving. I don't know if I could do it!

  2. Isn't it funny how we just do things automatically? We got a new car recently, and it has a button start rather than a key ignition. We've had the car for a couple of months now and I still go for the non-existant ignition when I turn the car off.


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