Published: June 24th 2011June 24th 2011
Exhausted from last night's festivities, we enjoyed taking a day of rest. Roma had told us earlier that we needed to make sure that we took some time for ourselves while staying at the orphanage, because the job is so exhausting and doesn't allow for any breaks. Since today was Jonines (St. John's Feast Day), we started off the day by going to mass at the local parish nearby where Daiva read the first reading. After a beautiful procession around the church, we went to Roma's house. We played board games, listened to music, and baked some goods for our upcoming trip. She is planning on taking us kayaking on Minija River, and showing us around the towns of Nida, Palanga, and Klaipeda.
During a last-minute stop to the grocery store, we had a Hollywood moment. A woman excitedly exclaimed that she recognized us from an article in the newspaper. Turns out, multiple news sources in Lithuania have published our story online and in print!
It's hard to believe that we have already been here for one week. This weekend will definitely reenergize
us for our final week here.
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