Reality starts to set in as things begin, and I could not be more excited! Even though school does not start for another week, students are moving into Trinity and the school is becoming even more lively. Because this campus is so beautiful, it is also a big tourist attraction. Last week I even experienced a movie being filmed about 10 steps from my apartment, and another movie was being filmed in the sports center!
I have a lot more time on my hands with school not being in session yet, so I have been traveling as much as possible. This past week I went to Howth, a fishing village on the northern boundary of Dublin Bay. While I was there, I visited a historical castle, tried the seafood chowder (probably the best chowder I’ve ever had), and walked along the harbor. Aside from that trip, I also went to visit Wicklow National Park, which is by far my favorite trip thus far. This park has multiple trails to hike with gorgeous views of mountains, rivers, and lakes where you can see for miles (as shown in the pictures above). I cannot wait to go back there to show my family when they come to visit, it is a MUST see place when visiting Ireland.
As for this coming week, orientation for classes begin, basketball and coaching are picking up, and the Meteors have our first game/tournament. I think our team has the potential to be very good this year, so we will keep working hard to make that happen!
Best of luck to all the Victory Scholars are their club teams!!