Chapter 12: In which Lucy grows up a bit.
We had arranged some time to book our future journeys (and generally organise ourselves) in Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania. We hope that there would be sufficient sightseeing opportunities but not too many distracting us from our goal.
We arrived into our apartment in the late afternoon and Lucy's sensitive nose picked up the many unwanted smells in our basement flat. Determined though not to have a repeat of Prague we headed to the local supermarket to pick up cleaning supplies. After doing my [Lucy] best the flat smelt much more pleasant (largely due to Chris' good cooking). Over the coming days we coped through leaking washing machine and growing damp (with sore throats) and I [Lucy] learnt that 'making the best of things' really is the best way to go about it (especially with a landlady who brings a workman to fix the washing machine at 8.30pm).
Kaunas was especially beautiful in autumn and we enjoyed the quiet. We managed to book our Russian trains, see some sights (Rumsiskes is the old village we visited), meet some really lovely locals and feel blessed by the rest (8 nights in one place).
On the Sunday we went to Good News Baptist Church and Rasa (one of the really lovely locals) translated for us. She and Lin Lin (a local from China) then showed us the Old Town in Kaunas for the rest of the afternoon (and we shared a very lovely Chinese meal).
Thanks God for blessing us.