After school ended in June, three of us took a short trip to the north of Poland (Malbork and Gdańsk).
- Malbork Castle -
Built by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th and 14th centuries, largest castle in Europe and largest brick castle in the world.
Gdańsk old town
The end of June, I flew home to Guys Mills for two months. Here's a blurb about my summer I wrote for the AIM newsletter. (I'm really cheating on this blog post, aren't I - pictures and an excerpt. haha)
Refreshment definitely describes my summer. It’s difficult to put into words, but I think the thing that refreshed me the most about my time in the States was what I received from my family, my friends, and my church family. To be able to drink in a church service, all in English, without being responsible to make it happen; to spend time with my family, learning to know them again; to talk with friends about our dreams, desires, and passions – these were a real gift from the Father. I felt God's grace being poured out on me, really feeding my soul.
I spent as much time as possible with my family:)
Seriously, I can't say enough how nice it was to be with them again.
In August, we spent a couple of days at my grandparents' place. We were on our way to....
North Dakota! It's flat, flat, flat with a huge sky. The few people that live there are very friendly, like the 94-year old lady with whom we stayed. This road trip was kind of the last fling together for those of us at home over the summer; the next week, I returned to Poland and Jewel went back to Mississippi.
Aaand, Poland again! One weekend in September, I went with some friends from church to the north of Poland again. If you want to read more about the amazing weekend, my buddy Gideon wrote a good piece about it here.
Grilling sandwiches on the beach.
The Baltic Sea