On Day 4, we took a three hour trip to Hunedoara. We stopped along the way in Deva to see a Roman fortress, and in Hunedoara to see Corvin's castle.
Brother Robert checking out a tract my Grandfather had worked to translate. You recognize the cover art, don't you?
There were many other gypsy homes but it was too dark to photograph them.
This complex however was lit up because they were having a party.
Their families are very large so they build large houses. And I guess as they outgrow a house, the children build their houses around them.
We thought he was going to greet us, but maybe he was too busy.
Instead, he had his waitress serve us whatever we wanted, on the house.
I had cow stomach soup. I had tried it before in Atlanta when we visited second cousins, so I had good memories of it. This was even better. Yum!
The cow stomach is white and rubbery. But the garlic cream carrot broth is very very good. Those peppers were so hot, we called them "Devil's fingers." That's no exaggeration.
This one had many levels. Perhaps five or six.
Some going up. Some going down.
We made it home about three o'clock in the morning.
Poor Brother Alin, became giddy on the way home. Hilarious footage worth listening to.
You might not be able to understand what my dad and Brother Alin are saying, but I can help you out.
My dad had not paid for the hotel because in Romania, it is custom to pay before you leave.
So the hotel people had refused to accept my dad's money for days. And now we would be leaving the next day and we would be getting back to the hotel "just in time for breakfast." So they are laughing that the hotel people will think we had left without paying but would return in time for breakfast. It might not seem funny, but there were many inside jokes between the hotel people and us.
This concludes Day 4 and 1/2. We did not get to bed until Day 5! And we slept through most of that too. :D