Thursday, July 12, 2012
The picture above is the view from the top of Kotor Castle in Kotor, Montenegro. This city boasts the oldest, inhabited walled city in Europe. We don't know if that is true or not, but we do know that it is beautiful. Clark hiked to the top of the mountain with Elder and Sister Eliason, Elder Casady and others, and brought back some amazing photos. Nora stayed behind with Sr. Casady and Sr. Stacey, and thoroughly enjoyed shopping and exploring the shops and businesses within the walled town.
When we first arrived in Kotor, the parking lot designated for the castle
all of the boats. This was our first opportunity to see boats like
this, so we were in 7th heaven and remembered our many walks by the marinas at Lake Michigan. The boats were beautiful and the harbor is amazing. It is not deep enough for cruise ships, apparently, as we saw one approach and then turn around and leave. They were probably just giving the passengers a moment to view the amazing walled city, which sprawls up the mountain from bottom to top, with the castle at the top.
This is Clark and Nora in Budva, Montenegro on our last day there. It is hard to imagine being cold enough to need a jacket! This was in April. Now, in July, temperatures linger near 100 degrees every day in Albania, and the humidity ensures that you are always moist, if you know what I mean!
We treasure this time on our mission. We are grateful for our family's support and we miss them so much-but these are experiences that we would never have had any other way. Our friends who are also serving here are a great support and wonderful examples to us. What a wonderful blessing it is to be here.