Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lithuania - Day 4

Today is Family Day! After breakfast we decided to walk through Old Town. We had been told that after walking through Old Town for about 15 minutes we would come to a castle, so off we went.



The weather was beautiful and we were enjoying our stroll to the castle. However, after 30 minutes....45 minutes....and an hour, we still had not found the castle. Finally, after asking, we found out we were just another five minutes or so away. As you can imagine, we weren't real sure we believed them! But, sure enough, a short time later we found it. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!! In fact, we were so disappointed that I did not even take ONE picture. What we did see was a playground. The kids were all excited and so we let them play for awhile (Ron and I relaxed on a bench - I had hurt my foot and after walking that long it was pretty sore).





After the hour walk back to the hotel we had sure worked up an appetite for some lunch. And guess what we had found in the mall we went to on Day 2 ???? PIZZA HUT!!! That was our next stop. When we walked in the mall, we saw all the toys from Toy Story and took a picture with them.






After lunch we went bowling (it was in the mall too). The last time we went bowling was in 2002 - which means the boys were very young, Sarah was a baby, and before Caleb's time completely. It was fun! We ended up having to play two games (the first one was a practice for everyone).



Ron showing us how it's done.


Daniel putting everything in to it.


Andrew getting the hang of it.



Sarah was such fun to watch. I don't think she ever used the same ball - plus she used a different weight each time. Her goal was to get a strike...or at least a spare. She was thrilled to end up with several spares.



Isn't he strong!



Caleb was doing good to get his ball down to the pins. So after he rolled it...



he would watch it roll while jumping up and down, clapping



He made it through most of the game. Toward the end though, he found something a little more exciting and let the other kids take over his turn.

After bowling, we got an ice cream cone before heading back to the hotel. Later that evening the boys and Ron took our rented trailer and loaded up a bunch of Russian literature (John/Romans and chic tracts) to bring back with us. This was a huge blessing and saved us lots of money in postage.





1 comment:

  1. I like the three old town pictures at the top of this post. Very cool!

    The playground is also very cool. After years of no playgrounds in Cambodia, they installed a rather nice one (similar to the one in your post) a couple of years ago just a few blocks away from us. The problem is, on any given evening of the week, there are hundreds of people playing on it. It is such a swarm that you could literally lose your child in the mob. We've been a couple of times in the day though.

    The Toy Story picture...also very cool. Can't wait to show this one to my kids.

    It's good to see kids who like pizza! That stuff looks gooood! Daniel's plate is so clean, it looks like he must lick it after every piece of pizza! My girls don't like pizza too much, but it is Stephen's favorite food. He can really pack it away!

    Ron, your bowling stance looks like a pro! Daniel, how do you walk when your legs are so uneven? You don't believe me? Look at the picture...one is waaaay longer than the other! Andrew and Sarah look like they have a strike on the way! And Caleb needs to form a bowling team with Stephen and Gabby!

    Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing them.

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