The past few weeks here haven’t had the greatest of weather, lots of rain and gray skies. But the past two days have been absolutely gorgeous, kind of made us all forget about the rainy, windy days. Galway on a sunny day has to be one of the most beautiful places anywhere. It was the first time in a while that I actually noticed the warmth of the sun and it felt so nice. Needless to say, I think my complexion has reached a whole new level of paleness, so this was a much-needed dose of sunshine and vitamin D. There also wasn’t a drop of rain and just the perfect amount of breeziness, it seemed like the entire population of Galway was outside soaking it all up.
I made sure to find some time over those two days to walk around town and down near the water. I sat by the water enjoying a spice bag with one of my classmates for a while. **A spice bag, by the way, is a must-try here – chicken, fries, roasted veggies, and a bunch of spices all thrown together** While Galway always tends to be bustling, it was especially lively these two days and it was so nice to get out and enjoy it while it lasted. There were also so many students sitting out by the bay, I had never seen it so packed. It was so refreshing and I’m really hoping we start getting more days like that as it gets closer to summer.
After those two days, we were back to rain and clouds but hearing my mom tell me about the 22 inches of snow they got during a blizzard back home makes the rain a bit more pleasant. Those warm, sunny days here made me really excited for what the summer will be like here. For the marketing program I’m in, I’ll have an applied group project for my dissertation due in July, so I’m looking forward to what summer will be like here.