Sunday, July 21, 2013

Between China and Silver

Traditional Gifts for Anniversaries
Our hotel is near this Km marker. Grozav!

1st Paper
2nd Cotton
3rd Leather
4th Fruit, flowers
5th Wood
6th Sugar
7th Copper, wool
8th Bronze
9th Pottery
10th Tin
11th Steel
12th Silk, linen
13th Lace
14th Ivory
15th Crystal
20th China
25th Silver
30th Pearl
35th Coral
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire
50th Gold
55th Emerald
60th Diamond

That puts our 22nd between china and silver. Has it really been that long? Feels more like the pottery year, or maybe tin. Definitely nothing fancy.

This man offered us some eggs, and he didn't even know it was our anniversary.
If the horse knew, he wasn't saying.

We went shopping at Cora, the Romanian Walmart. These were a bit too conservative for me, because I'm...

Romania has me addicted to soda!
It's the only thing to get through a hot and dusty afternoon in the village. I will give it up, but not until Wednesday.

Much healthier eggplant and tomato salad.
We went out for a wonderful meal with a group from Spain and Ernst surprised me with...

...pretzel bracelets! They are all the rage here, and you can wash them down with a cold pop.