One thing that we really love about Galway, and I suppose Ireland in general, is the big deal they make about Christmas. One day in late November, it seems, someone flips a switch and the Christmas season is here. The lights are hung around the city, shoppers begin flooding the markets and Christmas music is on the radio. In the States, I prefer that day to be the day after Thanksgiving. Here, it’s around the same time, but by December 1st, it’s in full-force. Today was a really nice day; Just cloudy, no rain to speak of, and certainly no gale-force winds. So, we packed into the car and headed to the city where the annual Christmas market is set up. We wanted just to wander around, and enjoy the day, which we did! Seeing all the lights hung, the wreaths and decorations in the store-fronts, and the coolness in the air really put me in the spirit for the upcoming holiday season. Today…was a good day.