After the cemetery exploration, we went back to the house for a quick lunch and then it was time to leave to drive back to Presov.
I said farewell to my gracious hosts–Emelia and Ján. I was sad to be leaving so soon, but grateful to them for such a lovely visit.
In Presov, I met up with Ginny and Andy again and listened as they told about their adventures exploring some other towns in Slovakia and the Presov archives.
It was an emotional time saying my goodbyes with Renata and Robert. I had only spent two days with them, but felt like I had known them all of my life. We promised to keep in touch and I knew that it was more than just words.
Later that evening, we went to dinner with Marta, Martin, Stevo and met up with researcher Michal Razus.
Time to enjoy some more wonderful Slovak foods. I had a fried cheese platter with parsley potatoes and a type of cole slaw. Again, a delicious meal.
I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of Andy’s dish–pirohy sprinkled with poppyseed and dusted with powdered sugar.
It was a great end to the day. We headed back to Peklany to pack for our pending departure. On Thursday we would be driving to Kosice to return the rental car and stay the night in a hotel near the airport so that we could be at the airport before 5 AM on Friday.
Photos by Lisa A. Alzo, June 9, 2010
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