(1) Eating homemade Nalesniki for dinner and "an ice cream" for dessert.
(2) Handing out super-belated Valentine's treat bags. I bought mugs and filled them with peanut butter M&Ms (those are not sold in Poland, so they're always such a hit when I bring them!). Finding ribbon, cellophane and gift wrap was impossible, though. I literally to use a red & white card stock-ish paper and cut plastic grocery bags into strips in order to fashion a makeshift ribbon…..you do what you can, right?
(3) Making a trip to....AQUAPARK. Aquapark is - you guessed it! –a waterpark. This isn’t like your average American waterpark, though. For one thing, Aquapark is clean. For another, it’s clean. (Do you hear me Whitewater Bay of Oklahoma City? You have a thing or two to learn from Europe.) It has outdoor (heated!) saltwater pools, a lazy river, a wave pool (pretty sure we were the only adults not to be accompanied by children in this pool, whoops), tube slides, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a “relaxing room” – I try to come every time I visit. We tried the Finnish sauna for .5 seconds but I could NOT handle it due to a) the presence of middle-aged naked men and b) the EXTREME HEAT….I kept touching my face because I sincerely thought it was melting off. It must have looked pretty funny because I walked into the sauna, sat down, waited 30-60 seconds, then got back up and walked out. Sorry, but I’m American and am therefore not accustomed to a) the nakedness that everyone here seems to love and b) well, Finnish saunas. No thank you. Normal saunas are just fine for me; normal saunas with people wearing towels which cover allllll parts of their bodies.
Can't wait to go back!