Sunday, August 1, 2010

Narva, Estonia

Joe and I by the river separating Estonia and Russia

Overlooking the river from Estonia into Russia

Left to Right: Elder Punderson, Elder Haggard, Elder Punderson, Igor Balashov (our church driver) Elder Luna and Nielson.
This is a "love tree" where couples engrave their wedding info and using a small padlock attach it to the "branch" of the tree.

Joe and I in front of a fountain by the castle.

Left to right: Sister Schaefer, Sister Luna, Elder Luna, Elder Poulson, Elder Punderson, Elder Haggard, Elder Nielson, and Igor Balashov.

Partial exterior of the castle built in the 1700s

Sight from the outer castle walls looking down at a park (which we later walked to and Joe and I sat in the swing next to the river.)

Little park along the road.

Joe and I with other missionaries went to Narva, Estonia July 29 to renew our visas (we have to leave Russia every 3 months to renew them.) It is nearly a 3 hour drive from St. Petersburg.
Narva is a cute little town right on the Russian/Estonia border. While waiting for the stores to open we toured the outside of the castle (we toured the inside last November in which I published pictures then). We also walked along the river that separates the two countries. It was a very beautiful summer day and the heat was cooler than the near 90s that we've had in St. Petersburg. After the stores opened we went to the one that sells A&W Root Beer and Dr. Pepper. The store also carries other named brand items from America and a lot of the food that you can read the label in English.

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