January 22nd, 2016 | Uncategorized
No good road trip is complete without The License Plate Game. I remember quite clearly riding in the back of the ’93 Suzuki craning my neck to see the license plates of fellow travelers. Whether we were headed to my father’s family in Detroit or to visit mom’s sisters in Virginia, sighting something like a Texas or Idaho plate prompted an elaborate fantasy about what brought these travelers so far from home. Were they visiting family like us? Were they on a business trip? Returning home or running away? Of course, I’ll never know for sure but it passed the time quite nicely.
Fast forward to Now: One night when Joe was in tour guide mode, we got on the subject of cars. He told me how you could glean the year of the car, place of registration and quantity of that car sold all from the license plate. Then he happened to ask about a license plate just in front of us. It had ‘WD’ for Waterford, there was ‘D’ for Dublin, and of course ‘G’ for the almighty Galway lol. I was happy to know a few but there were certainly more than a few that I didn’t. Since then, it’s been my pet-project to try to recognize as many license plates as I can and, when I’m close enough, to pick up the bits of Irish imprinted on the plate as well. It’s cool how something like The License Plate Game that I enjoyed so much could help familiarize me another language and Irish geography.
Victory Scholar: Marritta Gillcrease
Present University: NUI Galway
US League: MAAC
Club/Community Partner: Galway Titans
Alma Mater: Rider University
Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland