Sunday, December 28, 2014

First Oliva Visit

 Andreas and I went to Oliva in the Riscani district of Chisinau for dinner in November.  We went because we'd heard it was good and that it delivered.  We were not disappointed with the food or service.  The place is warm and inviting with a wood burning oven cooking the pizza.

I was somewhat disappointed with my mushroom soup because they upgraded it with chicken chunks.  I would have preferred it chickenless.  My pizza was great, with real Moldovan bacon on it.  Andreas' pizza was nice and hot with hot peppers on it.  We also had "bruschetta," which was flavored butter on bread.  The butter was waaaay too much for the amount of bread.  It tasted good, though.  The greek salad used a lot of fresh veg, which is hard to find in Moldova in November.  Overall, a very good experience.  So good, in fact, we ordered delivery from them the next week.

A Second Chapel

 This chapel is in much better shape than the first one we saw.  It's also not the best one.  This one is still used on an occasional basis.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friendship Roll Done

I am done with another older crazy January project.  At least, it's all stitched.  I need to make it into a needle roll and hope to get some of my finishing stuff like this done soon.  It's to the point where things are embarrassingly piling up.  Now to just find the time!

Group Dinner At C House

 Back in November a dozen of us ate at C House.  We all had a great time; the service was very good.  They also made us some fantastic drinks!



Salt Lake

This is one of the smaller salt lakes down the mine.  The ultimate decider of the depth of a salt mine is the water table.  Pumping water out always happen, but eventually it's a hopeless cause.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Back To Breakfast

On our last day in Krakow we had enough time to catch breakfast in the square.  Unfortunately, we didn't realize we'd be in the middle of a half marathon if we did.  The square was absolutely packed with runners lining up to race.  We found the place we'd gone to earlier in the week just off the square and had breakfast there.  It was just as good, and nice and warm.  The tall drink was Andreas' hot chocolate.

Getting More Patriotic

This is my current daily project.  I've gotten the eagle and USA done; time to start on the flag and add more color to the border.