Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's just like a roller coaster

Well, where do I begin than to say that this was by far the greatest weekend ever. Friday I was not feeling too hot and I knew that we had plans for Saturday so I just laid low and caught up on some sleep. Saturday we had to plan to drive a few hours to see a cave (pestera ursilor) that had some cool bear bones in it. It was pretty rainy but we decided to try it anyway and left mid-morning to drove through the mountains. These were some of the most gorgeous scenery that I have ever seen. Absolutely amazing. I must have looked silly because I was pretty much drooling looking out the truck windows. :) This is also where I could be quoted saying that the streets were like a roller coaster because you go up and down and take sharp turns. It was crazy! Oftentimes you would see herds of sheep grazing on the mountains. I asked if it would be OK to stop and take a picture. We did and ended up going to the herd and petting one of the sheep. It was pretty neat. We continued to drive and got to the town at about 1:00. We had some lunch before going into the cave. The streets leading up to the cave were lined with people selling souvenirs. One lady even said that she would take other currencies. Why she would think I would have a different currency it beyond me. :) Once in the cave we felt a sudden temperature change as it was much cooler. The cave was amazing. I got some great pictures. There also was full bear skeletons in it. Just sweet. We left the cave and I was told that we were going to take a different route home to show me some different things. About five minutes later Linda turns around and asks "Do you want to make a real adventure out of this?" "What do you mean?" I asked with hesitation. "Well we could spend the night somewhere and see Roman ruins tomorrow." She explained. "Does that sound like fun?" At this point I'm thinking NO! I have nothing to change into, no toiletries, absolutely nothing. I raised these concerns to her and she said that we would just sleep in what we are wearing and re-wear it tomorrow. This didn't sound appealing to me at all so I let them decide what to do. A few minutes later Linda said, "Oh, and we would see a really cool castle. You do want to see a castle right?" I get a big grin on my face and nod. "OK then," she said "We're going!" Now I was really excited. I have always wanted to see a castle. On our way to the hotel we passes an old fortress where we also stopped. That was pretty neat also. Then we went to the grocery store to get necessities like toothbrush, toothpaste, and diapers for the boys. We had dinner at the hotel at 10, then called it a night.

1 comment:

  1. I am so proud of you, Beth, you made it into the cave! Just been to the cave couple of weeks ago, with Ioana & Andy's Mom. Have CD with pic you can barrow to show to family and friends.