August 11



Another exciting day.  First stop was at the Coca-Cola Plaza again to load up everyone, and all of our bags.  NO WAY!!  We tried all sorts of stuffing and it wouldn't fit at all.  Finally, a friend came over and took all of the bags for us. 

Manny had called the US Embassy in Vilnius and they invited us over.  We couldn't go into the actual embassy building because of security, so we met at the "American Center" a building run by the embassy with a library.  Even then we had to go through metal detectors, and no cameras were allowed in the building, so unfortunately we couldn't take photos.

From there we headed of to Utena and to see our new hotel.  it's located about 6 miles North of Utena, and the area is very much like Minnesota, with many lakes and lots of tourist cabins.  We were right on the water's edge and stayed in a large cabin with several "bunkhouse" rooms.   The restaurant / bar was down below, and we ate all of our meals there. 

In the late afternoon we went back to Utena to the baseball field for some practice.   The field is great, and in addition to the baseball field, there's also a soccer stadium and horse race track, at times with horses on it while we were playing. 

At the end of the day we headed back to the cabin, and a great dinner thanks to our wonderful hosts!


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