I have always enjoyed traveling, even if it meant sleeping in a tent when I was younger. I prefer hotels and cruise cabins now, but the motivation is the same...an adventure waiting to happen. Sometimes you will find me traveling with my husband and/or family. Sometimes I will travel alone, and sometimes I will travel with friends. I hope you find it entertaining to keep up to date with me as I explore the world around me. Warning...I like to take pictures of food so don't read if you're hungry. More adventures await...see ya soon...Amy.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Macedonia: Day Seven

The temperatures are still in the upper 40’s, but I made it a priority to get up and take my walk today even though it was cold. Danny came part of the way with me again. Danny joined Kyle and Jackie for breakfast and I came up a little while later. I went with Kyle and Danny to drop off Kyle’s van to have the tires switched out. While this was taking place, we went to a nearby flower shop to visit with Suzana and her husband, Zoki. Her husband wasn’t there, but Suzana did her best to visit with us in-between trying to serve her customers. Jeff and Amy came and picked me up so that I could go with Amy to have coffee with her friend Biliana. We went to a local coffee shop called Art Cafe and visited for about 1.5 hours. It was a good visit. Each of these visits for coffee draw me closer into the lives of these wonderful people. They are very warm and friendly and for the most part, very open with their lives, or at least the ones that have wanted to have us for coffee. Biliana was no exception. She shared some things with me that I knew were very personal and I will treasure them. After coffee, Jackie picked me up and took me back home for lunch. She had taken Daniel to the doctor for an antibiotic. After lunch we went to visit with another friend of Jackie’s. She is an interesting lady with a beautiful black and white cat. She believes in cooking with natural ingredients, prefers food without preservatives, and has natural remedies for illness and other problems. She enjoy walking on the mountain and collecting plants for natural teas. I thought she was very intriguing to talk to. Before leaving, we stopped for a few minutes to talk to Jule and her daughter Maria because we were close by. Julie is another wonderful cook and shared some special treats with us. We surprised her in the middle of her cleaning so we didn’t stay long. After visiting, Jackie dropped me off at ESL, English as a second language class which takes place at Izgrev. Danny and Kyle had been out having coffee with a variety of people and they met me there. Kyle and Jackie went back home, but we stayed with Jeff and Amy to participate in their classes. Its rather fun to listen to those in the class trying out what they know. Sometimes they answer the questions correctly and sometimes they don’t have a clue what you are asking. We ate a light dinner back at Kyle and Jackie’s. Jackie had just put some homemade sourdough bread into the oven to bake. It was so delicious! Tomorrow is our last day here in Prilep. We have a lot to do tomorrow and many people to see. Until tomorrow…

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