April 2nd, 2013 | Uncategorized
A week of Spring Break has flown by here in Belfast. I took a mini trip with Julia to Scotland where we were able to explore the Scottish Highlands along with Edinburgh. Although the weather was chilly, the scenery was beautiful and the city of Edinburgh was full of history. Most notably, I enjoyed the Edinburgh Castle, which was more like a small town complete with a jail, Scottish Soldier Memorial, viewing area of the Scottish Crown Jewels and the birthplace of the first Scottish King of England, James I. The people of Scotland were welcoming, the country is gorgeous and the whisky was tasty. The rest of the week was full of staying up late watching March Madness, celebrating Sarah’s birthday in Belfast and a delicious Easter dinner with the Maguires!
I am actually going back to Edinburgh today along with Matt, but this trip is a bit more business like. We were fortunately chosen for the Northern Ireland University representative team in the Four Nations tournament. This is where the best college basketball players from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales compete in a round robin tournament. The talent level should be high as some BBL players compete and I am looking forward to the challenge!