But first -- what to do in the morning. The campers went to a water park, along with our 12-year old volunteer. We adults went to Chochotow, a small village about a 10 minute drive away. This is an old, old, village, very picturesque with old log houses. Our goal was to visit the wood-carver.
The wood carver has taken one of the old houses and made half of it into a museum.
The beautiful door shown across the hall is the door for the carver's workshop.
So instead we wandered down the hillside to the chapel.
Here's a window in the "chapel."
We returned for obiad and then the fun began.
Jack-o-lanterns are traditionally made from pumpkins, but there are no pumpkins in Poland in July, so watermelons were substituted.
Here are my students carving their watermelon.
The next event was the party.
There were many games.
When the games were finished we volunteers scattered about the hotel campus. A list of our locations was read in English and this same list was posted on hotel doors. They had to find us for trick or treat.
During trick or treat one volunteer was approached by a boy about 8 years old asking in English if he could have candy too. Turns out he is here from New Jersey with his family. Both of his parents come from the Zakopane area, but he is "a first born American."
So that's how we spent Wednesday, July 10 in Poland.