Thanks to my friend, Beth, I was reminded to finish the blogs on my Baltic trip. So I am once again posting. Since we returned from the Baltics in mid-August, we have had a steady stream of house guests. The last couple left yesterday and we have no confirmed reservations for the Farmer B&B for the rest of the year. But if you come this way, we will welcome you with great joy.
So when we last talked we were at the Hill of Crosses, a most amazing place in Lithuania. Now we are heading by bike and bus to Riga, the capital of Latvia. We are all very excited when we cross the border from Lithuania into Latvia. We have to stop and take everyone’s picture, of course. This is us as we left the Lithuania Republic. And us as we crossed into Latvia.
Once in Riga, we were dropped off by our bus in front of a very old church. We have to walk about two blocks to our hotel. The architecture in this area is beautiful.
Once settled in our room we begin to think about dinner. When we get to the lobby several of our fellow travelers are milling around with the same thought but with questions on their faces–“Where to go?”. Finally someone says “Lets go this way” and of course we all follow. We end up at a brightly lite plaza with restaurants and bars and music playing. We chose one of the open-air restaurants and ordered a “tasty beverage”.
After a delicious dinner we did a little night walking around the plaza. One of the cafes was named Rock-a-Billy Cafe and there was rich American country music eminating from the musical group on the inside. Riga is really a beautiful city at night and except for the architecture you would think that you were in any upscale city in the USA. We headed for the hotel and looked forward to a good night’s sleep and an exciting Day 7.