Sunday we headed home from Zhytomyr....but the fun wasn't over yet. We stopped at this huge gorgeous park for a few hours and hung out. There were little artisan shops where you could make pottery on a pottery wheel and dolls out of fabric, a playground, and even a petting zoo. I'll show ya in pics.
|Pond in the park. Full of koi and all kinds of fish. Maria threw all our snacks in there for the fish to eat.|
|Tanya and Maria making a doll! (I promise I will eventually get a better picture of them)|
|Bunnies and some extraordinary chuckens|
|What a creature.|
|LOOK WHAT I FOUND BY THE PLAYGROUND. He was just sleeping on his ground all alone with his nose in the dirt, so of course I could NOT resist cuddling him for a while|
Apparently lots of Ukrainians here have what are called dochas (dah-cha). They usually have an apartment in the city and a docha out in the country. Tanya and Andre have one but it's not all the way done yet. Anyway, we left the park and went to Tanya's parents' docha a few minutes' drive away. It was beautiful. We drove through the woods and down a little dirt road to get there.
|Here's the backyard!|
|Tanya's dad Boris loves gardening. So many flowers.|
|Mushroom picking is apparently a big thing here. Tanya's mom had picked these all in the woods! Then she cooked them for us with onions and cream, holy cow it was good.|
|Here's Boris, Maria and Maria's friend Anya on that little road we drove down.|