Monday, May 31, 2010

Scotland trip May 2010

At the end of April, I took my 5 American missionary friends to visit Scotland for 4 days. We had a great time visiting Edinburgh and the Castle, buying Scottish souvenirs in the Royal mile, taking the Glasgow City Bus Tour (the first time for me – I learned a lot too), shopping in Argyle Street and a day trip to Loch Lomond and Inverary Castle. The Americans even learned some new Scottish vocabulary and apparently, Glaswegian is more difficult to learn than Romanian!! Lots of fun, fellowship and food with these friends and some in my church, who very kindly showed us true Scottish hospitality. Thank you all for a wonderful trip.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

reward trips

This Month we took some of our kids at the Orphanage on special reward trips. The first trip was for the “little monkeys” music class. We took them to a puppet show of “Pinocchio”. Along with the puppets, grown up actors and actresses, danced and sang, bringing the story to life. The kids were spellbound. Afterwards we took those kids and the kids who had earned all their points in class to Macdonalds for lunch and then to the park. It was a beautiful sunny day. It was amazing to see some of the smaller kids who were scared to cross the rope bridge even with help at the start of the visit, confidently run across it by themselves by the end of the trip. Later on in the month, we took the kids in the Art class to visit Cotroceni Palace and Museum. This is the residence of Romania’s President. We had a guided tour and the children were really interested in what they saw and heard even asking the guide questions. After the tour we had a picnic lunch at the Botanical Gardens. They children took great delight in feeding the fish there, I am just glad they didn’t fall in!!