A Piece of Home

Posted By: AshleyRussell
Posted On: December 3rd, 2019
Attending: DCU

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and this year I am especially thankful for my family. This past weekend I was lucky enough to have my mom, sister, and friend (basically sister) come over and spend their holiday here in Dublin. We had an amazing time, and I was so happy to get a little feeling of home this holiday. 

We had an amazing weekend filled with beautiful sights. First, we rented a car to make the drive up to Belfast for the SCL Thanksgiving get together. I was tasked with driving, which was scary. Driving on the other side of the road is one thing, but driving on the other side of the road on tiny coastal highways that barely squeeze a car in each lane is terrifying. But, we did get to see some beautiful sights, so I don’t regret a second of it. 

On our ride up we stopped in Carlingford and Newcastle. We only stopped at each for about 15 minutes, but they were both beautiful. They were small coastal towns with a beautiful landscape.

When we got to Belfast, we had a nice dinner with the SCL family, and got to hangout with most of the scholars which was awesome. We also got to stop by the Belfast Christmas Market, which was so cute and festive. The next day we started off by driving up the Antrim Coast, seeing the beautiful sights over the water. We then went to the Carrick a Rege Rope Bridge at the top of Northern Ireland. This was pretty scary, especially because the girl in front of us wanted to shake the bridge, but it was an amazing experience. 

The rest of the weekend was spent in basketball gyms and Dublin Pubs, making memories that I will cherish forever. I’m so thankful that my family could make it over, and that I could show them my home away from home. 

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