Exploring the seaside and engagement party

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We had a great night's rest and headed down for breakfast. We then went outside for an early morning stroll on the beach before we start our day in Constanţa.

The sand and the smell of the sea was refreshing. I can see why Emilia enjoyed her summers here. After the stroll on the beach, we met up with her parents and toured the local attractions. There are relocated homes and buildings from all over Romania here and it was nice to get a quick history lesson on early Romanian life. A nearby amusement park had lots to offer families. The area around the resorts is very clean and well maintained. As we got closer to lunchtime, the beach started filling up. This is the weekend before the "official" holiday time in Europe, so many places were still getting set up but welcomed us to come in and browse.

We went back to our room to freshen up and get changed for our engagement dinner party. Emilia's cousin Gabi and her husband Nico were throwing us this party on our behalf. We had a car and driver from the resort take us to a restaurant on the beach. Several of Emilia's aunts and cousins were there, along with her parents.

We had a great time and the meal lasted well over 4 hours. Lots of eating, and toasts and of course translations. I felt very welcomed by her family here and did my best to return the kindness. We did a short walk along the beach and headed back to our room at the resort.


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Emilia and her parents
Emilia and her parents
The beach
The beach
very relaxing here
very relaxing here
4th largest port in Europe
4th largest port in Europe
Us!
Us!
some of the wild dogs of Romania
some of the wild dogs of Romania
Dog tired!
Dog tired!
The amusement park
The amusement park
Lost in translation!
Lost in translation!
Not everything is beautiful here!
Not everything is beautiful here!
Beach is filling up
Beach is filling up
Our engagement party
Our engagement party
Emilias mother and aunt
Emilia's mother and aunt
Nico in the middle, he threw the p…
Nico in the middle, he threw the …
Rodica, Emilias godmother and aunt
Rodica, Emilia's godmother and aunt
Me after about 4 Jack Daniels!
Me after about 4 Jack Daniels!
Great food and company
Great food and company
Heading back to the resort
Heading back to the resort
Constanta
photo by: nonna