In Their Words
  • It snowed for the first time this season just a couple days ago, and I'm really excited for it to continue in the next few days, as campus is so pretty under a blanket of snow!
  • During the weekends I try to travel as much of I can, so far I have traveled different places in Ireland, one of them being county Kerry. The trip was put on by the International Students Society, lasted three days, and included tours of different parts of the Muckross national park and the ring of Kerry, along with partying in the city of Kerry. During these trips, its great to meet other international students and visit the touristic sites of Ireland. Muckross Castle/Park Here you can see the sea, the paths, the trees, and eventually the castle. Here you can also see our ISS group in front of the castle. Roadside Goats and Inch Beach Here you can see some goats, a donkey and a dog, and part of Inch beach. While it was super rainy, it was still beautiful in its own very Irish way. Dingle and the Gap...
  • This weekend my whole family came up for Parents & Family Weekend - my parents and sisters. It’s been a while since we were all able to get together at once, so it was a great treat! It seems that the last couple of times the family has all been together has revolved around Norwich Events - Parent & Family Weekend and the Labor Day Parade being the two main events that my family comes up for. I got to escape campus and made exciting trips to Walmart, TJ Max, and Dollar General. That’s the tricky thing about Vermont - when you do get a chance to get off campus, there isn’t much to do besides appreciate the pretty views as you drive on the highway. This weekend it was especially pretty with all of the foliage. Although, we did see a woman in Montpelier with a sign that said...
  • The Fall Army FTX this year was Thursday 1600 until Sunday 0700, although we were allowed to return to barracks for a couple of hours after cleaning our rifles (My platoon finished around 0100) and before forming back up at 0530 on Sunday. We started Thursday night with a ruck up Paine Mountain after receiving our MREs and being issued rifles for the weekend. That night, my hooch was on land that was waaaay too steep than I originally thought, so during the night I slid down and ended up with my sleep system outside of my hooch. I woke up cold and tired at 0445, ready for a long day ahead. We ran several lanes on Friday, including a resupply and ambush. Whenever our squad had a chance to do another run through of a lane, they put an MSI or MSII in charge to help us get some...
  • Trip to Kinsale and Charles Fort The first real weekend of being in Ireland I got to go on a trip to Kinsale with the International Student Society. I spent the day with my roommate Annalee and our two friends, Berenice and Alice. We visited the Charles Fort and the center of town which is known for its colourful buildings. Trip to Cobh and Fota Trip to Cobh, the last port that the Titanic was seen. And a picture from the Fota wildlife Park! Trip to the Jameson Distillery in Middleton Took the train to the distillery in Middleton with Annalee, Sara, Grace, and Jackson, who are all also from the US and studying at UCC... We somehow lined up in height order. The Gap of Dunloe A beautiful hike (on the only non-raining day this past week) with the mountaineering club.

11/12/2019

11/11/2019

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