Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tall ships and the sea

The sea festival included the Tall Ships race, with 120 ships docked in the harbor and festivities planned around it. We took in some of it over the 3 1/2 days, but have enjoyed others' pictures on Facebook since little guys have only so much tolerance for festivals when they are not eating ice cream or on rides!
We went to the beach near the harbor to see if we could see the ships leaving. So did more than 10s of thousands of others! not counting the people downtown by the river! It was crazy. And we've never seen the beaches so full.

We also had a nice visit with Grazina and the little girl she is "mothering" this summer. Brigita is from the Alytus children's home. We had met her a few weeks back on a visit to Siauliai and Grazina chose to have Brigita's birthday celebration during the visit with us.
David also had another opportunity with snails up close. One of our church families brought 6 in a container with a cloth lid for us to take home. We cared for them for a few days and then David let them out on the grass. He needed to check up on them for the first 24 hours even when it was dark outside. But then they basically disappeared. And I have finally gotten a few tomatoes from those tall plants. They will probably have produced much more in leaves than they will in tomatoes!

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