Sunday we went to church in Košice. We doubled the size of the Mormon congregation (practically) seeing as Mormon missionaries haven’t been there very long and it’s a very young branch. It rained.
Košice has an awesome city center with fountains that “dance” to music played over speakers. The kids could have spent all day there – Val too.
We didn’t have the internet in the apartment so every now and then we would haul the kids to the school. Dan’s a pretty unique student: married . . . with kids . . . American . . . and Mormon! No wonder all of his professors know him by name.
We took a couple more trips. First we went to Levoča. It has an amazing wooden altar in a really beautiful church.
Then we went to Bardejov which has a really cute square. We also took a bus to another Skanzen (outdoor museum)
We had an “adventure” coming home. I came home by myself with two boys, a large stroller and a 60 pound suitcase. We had to ride the train to a smaller station to get on the night train to come home. The night train came and I was the first one on with the stroller and Vince. The train car guy took me to our room, then I ran back to get the suitcase. I was stressed! Dan said, "don't worry you have time." I hauled the suitcase back to our room and then the train car guy talked to me again because he wanted me to pay more money because I had a kid and we only paid for one bed. I had to cut him off cause Dan was still holding Benji. Vince was in the room, I said I'd be right back. Started towards the doors and the train started moving. I freaked. What about Ben! Then I ran back and this nice looking guy was holding Benji sleeping in his arms. Phew!!! I love Slovaks! They are SO NICE! I got Benji and then went back to the car. The train guy then realized I had 2 kids and one bed so he came to try to get me to pay for another bed (I would have done it, but had no money) - so he told me under no circumstances was I to sleep in the other bed- all in Slovak with me speaking Czech. I was pretty impressed with myself. (Slovak to me is exactly like Czech spoken with a Ukrainian accent). I slept . . . not well but we made it home!
Dan: “And I had to wait until the next day to find out if sleeping Benji made it back to Mama and Vince…”