However, my grandparents contacted us last spring to see if we would be interested in her coming to visit and she could use their frequent flyer miles. Sure enough it all worked out and Pam came to stay with us for 10 days. It was her first time out of the country like this. We had a great time. During her time here, we also got our new home, so we were moving some and unpacking. But we also did some fun things. We took her to Gdańsk to walk in Old Town. We went to Hel and spent a cool afternoon on the beach. We went to Malbork Castle, the largest brick building in Europe and largest castle in the world. It was once ruled by the Teutonic Knights and built during the 1300s and finished in the early 1400s. Crazy right?!? And we of course visited the charming town of Sopot. But most of all, we got to spend time with our daughter and sister! The time went fast but was a lot of fun.
|It was a bit too cold for Pam.|
|Train to Gdańsk|
Pam in Old Town Gdansk
|Watching this guy make candy was fun!|
|Obviously the tour guide was fascinating.|
The tour guide told us many brides get their pics made here. Since Pam won't be around for her bridal portraits, we decided to get them while we were here.
Using the ancient toilet. There is cabbage behind it because that was used as toilet paper. Apparently it was soothing. Who knew?!?
This was the only original door...I think I remembered that correctly.
|Model of the Malbork Castle. Shows the size. It was huge!!|
|And this was just too funny to us. I don't think of nuns as sightseers but here they are having their picture made.|
We had a wonderful time with and will miss her. Less than 2 years and we will be able to hug her again!