September 16th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Well, needless to say my parent’s visit was not as relaxing as we anticipated. The day of their arrival, my sister got sick. After a few days in the hospital, the distance proved too much. She needed my parents back at home, and they needed the peace of mind of being with her. Although my big sister genes are also tugging me back to Worcester, Skype will have to do for now! She is doing better, but please keep her in your prayers!
The time we did have together, however, was full of adventures and laughs. We drove the Dingle Peninsula and the Connor Pass, which lived up to their reputation as one of the most beautiful places in the world. We visited a number of archaeological sights along the way, and were amazed at how little is understood about some of the sights. Because it goes back so many thousands of years, they believe these structures may have been used for many different purposes, and lots of unanswered questions. We saw the bar someone on my Grandpa Crowley’s side used to own and operate and met family on my Grandma Crowley’s side. We also had dinner in Belfast with the Maguire’s and Belfast scholars, which was a treat! This program is going places.
Only hours after bidding my parents goodbye, Fresher’s Week began at Trinity—so about 70 societies spend the entire week recruiting new members in the main quad. It was quite the experience, and Shelby and I have signed up for about 6 different societies already, and plan to go back tomorrow morning before all of the freebies are gone! The highlight will definitely be Trinity Basketball. It does make me miss Merrimack and all of my over-involved friends! Hopefully I will catch up on some sleep after a mentally exhausting few days, and orientation for my course starts tomorrow!
Keep Christine in your prayers. Slan!