February 22nd, 2015 | Uncategorized
There’s nothing like finishing a game and being able to go to the stands and seeing family! For the majority of my games in college I always had a parent, if not both parents, at the game. So needless to say, it was a little different at first not knowing I’d have family in the stands. But on Valentine’s Day, I was fortunate enough to have my mom in the stands at my last regular season home game. We were also able to pull out the W in a close-knit game, which made the night that much better.
In addition to my mom coming to see one our Mystics game, we also had some fun adventures around Galway and Ireland. I was finally able to show my mom around my university and the town I call home. We were lucky to have really nice weather for most of her visit, which made it a lot more enjoyable to walk around town. And we did A LOT of walking. I thought I walked a lot on a daily basis, but I felt like I walked about 10x more that week, but it was 100% worth it.
I was able to show her everything from Salthill to NUIG to our “malls” to some Irish restaurants/pubs to the Galway Market. On Sunday, we ventured outside of Galway and did a day of sightseeing. We took a tour of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher, which stopped at the Dunguaire Castle, Kilfenora High Crosses, Ballyalban Fairy Fort, the Pulnabrone Dolmen in the Burren, the Black Head, and of course the Cliffs. This was a great experience for me because I had never been before either and so I got to share this new experience with my mom!
Unfortunately, we did not get too lucky with the weather as it was rainy almost the whole day. However, it did make for some fun adventures walking around the cliffs. Because of all the rain it was really muddy everywhere…in an attempt to avoid this huge mud puddle we ended up climbing over this small rock wall and over some barbed wire. Needless to say, it was a little challenging, especially because the ground was really slippy, but we made it (and we didn’t fall off the cliffs lol) So it was definitely a successful day!
I couldn’t have asked for a better week with my mom! Love ya, mom! See you again soon!!
Victory Scholar: Nicole Krusen
Sport League: PATRIOT League
Present University: National University of Ireland Galway
Alma Mater: Loyola College