September 7th, 2014 | Uncategorized
This weekend I felt like one of the luckiest people around. It all started in the middle of last week, I was skyping my dad and he said he was coming to visit! Low and behold, he was in Galway 3 days later. I couldn’t have asked for a better surprise! Being my last weekend before classes started and training really getting underway, I was free all weekend minus a few hours on Saturday when I had the Academy and my first NUIG Mystics training session. So needless to say, it was a perfect weekend to have my first visitor. It was great to be able to show my dad where I live and let him experience what life in Galway is all about. We got to do a little sightseeing around the city and see places like the City Centre, the Spanish Arch, the Claddagh, Salthill, and of course my new university, NUIG. I have to say, even though I’ve only been living here about 2 weeks, I felt like I knew where everything was and was like a little tour guide. The visit wouldn’t have been complete without a few trips to the gym though. I was very fortunate that my dad was able to watch some of the Academy (which is a basketball camp I coach on Saturdays), 2 Mystics practices, and one of my Galway Titans training sessions. I was very glad that he was able to see first hand some of my basketball career in Ireland. He also helped me get a few things so I could finish getting my new home all set up. And I have to say it was so much easier shopping because he had a car so I didn’t have to worry about being able to carry everything back to my apartment! All in all, it was a fantastic weekend and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end summer and start off the new school year. Thanks for visiting Dad!