This morning started out well with delicious ham and egg sandwiches! Some of the Hope Singer folks tried putting jelly with them along with cucumbers and whatever else was available on the table! We migrated upstairs shortly afterwards to do some warm-ups and some rehearsing on our marching songs. Oh my…I feel for Lloyd. It is such hard work to teach Hope Singers how to march in step with perfect rhythm! So he didn’t prolong the experience, but simply stopped after a while and waved us off to have a great day walking around Minsk.
We took off in four directions after exiting the train, since we had four guides for the town. Somehow, however, my group kept running into numerous other Hope Singers in the market place! What fun we had purchasing stuff, crunching pickles and eating raspberries. My group opted to have pizza for lunch and what huge slices we received! Of course we had to go to a coffee shop for some dessert afterward and oh..was it ever good! J Jessica ordered a piece of tiramisu that was absolutely saturated with coffee!
Soon it was time to meet at Gateway to English School to get into program attire for our evening program. We seem to be getting more efficient each time, because it didn’t take us very long at all. We went all black tonight so the ladies just needed wimples yet to look like authentic nuns! I thoroughly enjoyed walking to our program! We sang in the palace in Minks. I would say we had a very warm, friendly reception from the people. I was so excited about seeing Sarah (Overholt) Alimowski, her husband Marek and her two boys, Samuel and Rafael. They even joined us for a while as we ate kebabs and chicken at a restaurant afterwards. Janek’s dad, Adam, entertained us with Polish history as we munched on our supper.
Our mode of transportation back to Gustav’s was by bus, van, or overloaded cars. The bus load(which I was on) serenated the driver with music till we arrived at Gustav’s. This concludes our lovely day in Minsk. Goodbye- Heather Martin