Today was an easy (relatively) morning which I really appreciated. I was in my morning routine, wake up at 8, shower and get ready, then eat breakfast at 9. After breakfast I went to class. In class we just worked on the paper and the presentation. Class ended at noon, and from noon to one I relaxed and talked a bit of American football which only got me more excited for the season to start.
Then at 1 pm, I visited the botanical gardens located in North Dublin. It was neat. Walking in the greenhouse, I had a major allergy attack. So I immediately left the greenhouse and headed towards the botanical garden. The trees were absolutely magnificent. It was so peaceful. I was very happy to walk amongst the trees listening to my music and podcast for 90 minutes. And when I was not listening to anything, it was so quiet, I could only hear my footsteps, even though there were a lot of people. This may be odd, but there were moments where I thought, “wow, this is fantastic terrain for a golf course.” The gentle hills created a noticeable slope. The magnificent trees would flow along side the fairway. The streams would create a hazard. Main thing to takeaway from my time in the gardens are: I really let my mind wonder, and I realized from the gardens is Ireland loves and appreciates the subtle beauty in nature.
I really did enjoy today. I appreciate the relaxed theme. I know that tomorrow it may be different with a guest speaker and a site visit.