Lea (my Finnish colleague)'s brother and sister are here visiting her for a couple of days, so we all wanted to show them a good time. Yesterday after church, I drove them and Marisha to Krupa na Vrbas. These are waterfalls about 1/2 hour from Banja Luka. We had a great time wandering around the waterfalls and despite the ominous clouds decided to walk to the source of the river (it takes about an hour to get there - 45 minutes if you are Finnish!) . Luckily, it didn't start raining and we had a great walk there and back (although because of the really waterlogged paths we were all quite muddy when we returned!)
Here is Marisha at the falls: Isn't she just soooo cute?! (sorry she has a boyfriend!)These are the falls, with the mills on the right: This is what is inside the mills - still being used! (this was actually milling corn flour when we were there!) And this is a look at the river we walked alongside - soooo beautiful.
Today, Ivana (one of the church members) invited us over for lunch - and the Finnish family: Miika and Mirjam and their kids - so including her 3 kids this was 8 adults and 7 kids! So she needed help - Marisha and I went over early and helped make salad and set up. She cleverly ordered pizza for the kids, so that was "easier". But she had wanted to make a special meal for the foreigners, so it was all specialties from the region - and boy did we eat ourselves silly! We had 7 different courses: soup, salad (shopska-cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and feta cheese), stuffed onions, burek (meat pie), and 3 different desserts!! Needless to say the Fins (and us) had a great time!