On our last visit to Ela and Nathan’s home in Tarnowskie Gory, she asked us to come one more time before we leave, and we gladly accepted the invitation. We visited a park with an elegant palace built and enjoyed by a Polish family many years ago. We spent several hours there enjoying this beautiful park, and then went back to Ela’s home for an afternoon dinner of salmon and all the trimmings. It was delicious! Ela then guided us to a huge recreation lake just a few kilometers from her town for another taste of what that area has to offer. When a native takes us places, we always have the opportunity to see things that we would have never known were there. It was a great day with the two of them, and we again experienced something new in beautiful Poland.
Upon entering the park on our way to the palace, we saw an interesting planter for flowers – it was a hollowed out tree stump. It was a good place to stop for a picture of the four of us. Ela, Nathan, and the Reeds
The palace, once owned by a Polish family, is now a hotel and an event place. They were setting up for a very elegant wedding party inside, but they let us look around the building at the different rooms.
The grand staircase was beautiful as we entered the front door. The rest of the palace, now hotel, was just as elegant.
There were beautiful ponds throughout the park, and with no wind, the water reflected just like a mirror. We continue to marvel at the magnificent parks in every city we have visited here in Poland.
As we walked around the park, we saw that they were renting some pedal go-carts. Elder Reed thought Nathan would love these, so we decided to try them out. Nathan loved it!
The old “kids” loved it, too!
Nathan and Ela at the recreation lake Ela wanted us to see. This lake is lined with cabins for rent and some beautiful summer homes. There is boating on this lake, and in the summertime it is a hub of activity with people enjoying the refreshing summertime. Because of the dark, cold winters here in this country, the natives are out enjoying the sun in summertime every minute they can.
The sun was setting as we finished our walk by the lake. It was such a wonderful day with Ela and Nathan – precious time spend with two people we have grown to love.