June 11, 2016: House Hunting in Baita

We slept in a bit this morning.  Not long after waking up, Nikoli came over and grabbed me and I went over to his and Maria’s house next door to visit for the morning.  It was probably around ten when I went over.  His son, Mihai, who speaks English was there was we were able to do a lot more communicating than normal.

We hung out for a few hours and talked about house options in town.  Then Nikoli, Mihai and I took a drive and a long walk around the village looking at some houses that are or might be available.  We looked at a lot of stuff.  There were a few that were really interesting.  One is definitely for sale but needs to be torn down and a new house built in its place.  But as land is essentially free that is not the big deal that it might seem like it would be.

Dominica came over for about an hour and visited with everyone as well.  We got invited over for lunch in Targu Mures tomorrow, too.  So we are heading out in the morning to go down south.

In the late afternoon we went up to Reghin to go out to dinner.  Dominica did not feel like cooking today and everyone felt like a dinner out.  We tried going first to the Pensiune Casablanca where we ate our first meal in the area and where we have eaten the most in the area but it turned out to be so full that they could not seat us.  So we drove out east of town and found all of the restaurants packed out there, too.  Looked like weddings or graduations or something like that.

We ended up settling on pizza.  At least they were not very busy.  We sat at our table and looked over and saw Iakob (our priest from across the street) and his family having dinner at the table directly next to us!  Small world.  Not many restaurant choices.

We got three pizzas and two panasi or blueberry covered Romanian donuts.  Delicious.  It was a nice evening, and we were back home before it was too late.