This past week has been the most looked forward to time since I arrived in Ireland a few months back. My parents have made their first trip over to Ireland together this week! As I wrote about a few blogs ago, my Dad was fortunate enough to come over in early October to catch the pre-season tournament, however this is the first time my mom has been able to make the trip over. After flying through the night, they arrived in Carlow bright and early on Thursday, and after grabbing a quick bite to eat with me, they decided to catch up on some sleep.
They picked a great week to come over, we traveled down to Cork on Saturday, and are heading up to Belfast on Wednesday to reunite with the other scholars. Words can’t express how much I missed them, and being able to share my experience in Ireland with them is an amazing opportunity. Especially because thanksgiving is such a family oriented event where I am from, it is amazing to be able to have them in Carlow with me for this Holiday.
This coming weekend will also be enjoyable for my parents because of the Freshers basketball tournament in Carlow. My parents are basketball junkies just like myself, and if anyone would want to sit in a gym all day and watch basketball, it is them. This weekend will also mark one of the first times that my parents not only get to see me play basketball on Friday, but Coach the Freshers team this weekend!
While we plan to be involved with basketball and the SCL family while they are here, we are also hoping to get some tourist opportunities while they are here. Stay tuned for pictures and stories about their trip!