Well in exactly a week and a half I’ll be enjoying the snow back in Westlake! Despite the incessant requests from my mom and Clare (ok I’m sure my mom told her to…. haha) for more blog posts, between a family visit (!) and studying for finals, I haven’t really had the time or energy to write about my trip to Rome or my random musings on Ireland and being abroad. However, after crazily studying (probably too much, but what else is new?) for my four finals last week, I’m finding myself with a bit more free time. And what is a better use of that time than shopping in Eyre Square, sleeping in a bit, and blogging – of course!
I’m in the computer suite on campus right now, smiling to myself because I only have one more exam that won’t require much studying, so I don’t have access to many of my pictures. I’ll leave you with a few from my family’s visit (these are the less embarrassing ones, if you can even imagine that!) and a link to my Study Abroad Update for the Purdue BME department.
If you can’t tell (haha), we are in the Quad on campus and received more than several funny looks for taking 20 pictures and making fun of my dad, the photographer, after each one (some things never change!). I was so happy my family came, we had a lot of fun and laughed a lot – but of course the weather didn’t feel like cooperating the few days they were in Galway. On my birthday (which was also Thanksgiving) we all went on the Cliffs of Moher tour with the Galway Tour Company. I was o so thrilled when I found out we had the same bus driver as when I had gone, because I didn’t get enough of his 75 year-old Irish humor the first time around. My sister may kill me for posting this, but I think it is funny and equally embarrassing for me so I’m going to go ahead and do it…haha.
I’m actually surprised we survived the gale force winds….but more on that later!
I’m off to the gym now and hopefully will be working on new posts the next few days! I’m looking forward to seeing my family for Christmas and going on more ridiculous family trips (the Purdue Bowl Game!!!), but a little sad about leaving Galway.