So tonight was the first night the Christmas lights in Madrid were lit up. Of course I was there to see it! I was so excited for this, since I had been seeing the sad, un-lit lights up for a few weeks and I was ready for the Christmas celebration to begin! Cheryl, our friend Martin, and I went to some of the best parts of Madrid to see all the lights. I couldn't wipe the smile from my face because the city looked so beautiful! I took lots of pictures of it's glorious-ness.
We bought some roasted chestnuts (yes, they actually "roast chestnuts on an open fire" here). Cheryl really liked them, but I thought they were too hard to eat. They have a good flavor, but ehh I wouldn't pay 2 euros for them again. Next time I'm going to buy the corn they roast-- mmm.
So, seeing all the beauty of the lights and of the big city really made me happy to be in Madrid. I am glad I can be joyful in these next few weeks. Being content where you are can often be a hard thing to do (especially me, because I'm a dreamer)...but I've been putting forth an effort and I've been seeing the benefits. So, just a few more weeks (22 days I believe) left en Espana, and then back to the States. While it will definitely be sad to see my time in Madrid coming to an end, I can't wait for school to be over! But, anyway, here are some pictures from tonight for your viewing pleasure: