Sunday, May 13, 2018

Romania Day 5

Friday May 11.

Today we walked to the grocery store before lunch, and bought as many groceries as Leah, Sam, Julie, and I could carry. Clay was out in town working with Big Sam.

Later on we all walked to Dan and Tami's (Big Sam's parents) apartment for a delicious lunch prepared by Tami. They live about 10 minutes (walking) from Julie and Big Sam. After our lunch we all walked to the mall to look for supplies for a race that Jimmy, Big Sam, Clay, and Dan are running on Saturday, May 19th. It's called the Transylvania 100. Jimmy, Dan, and Clay are running the 20K, and Big Sam is running the 50K. They have to have backpacks to hold various required items in order to race--things like a compass, 1L water container, their own drinking cup, a first aid kit, an emergency blanket, and other things like that.  We found most of the items at a sporting goods store that reminded me of Academy Sports back home. Jimmy plans to bring the rest of the things when he joins us here on Monday. We are all so looking forward to his arrival!

 Big Sam and Julie with her tiny baby bump

We rushed back from the mall just in time to leave to walk 30 minutes again to the town center, which is a really nice area featuring shops and restaurants and a public library. Julie and Big Sam host an English speaking book club there every other Friday night. Tonight's book discussion was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Two young Romanian girls, who spoke English really well, joined us today. At the end of the meeting, they all decided that their book to read for the next meeting would be A Wrinkle in Time.

 A librarian talking to us just before the two girls arrived

 This is the poster hanging on the library's front glass doors advertising the book club. Julie designed the poster!

After the book club, as we walked back home, we stopped at a fresh pretzel vendor and enjoyed hot pretzels. Leah, Sam, and I all got chocolate filled pretzels. Yummy!

These pretzels were delicious!

Another fun day in Romania!

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