A Surprise Wedding Feast

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Old men playing games in town

Driving back down the mountain we transitioned from the Kotayk region to the Gegharkunik region where Lake Sevan is located.  For lunch we were dining with another local family.  As we entered the town Rob asked about these dirt bricks that the women were cutting and drying.  It turns out they aren’t dirt, but cow dung to be used a fire fuel in the winter.  Anna explained this is a struggle in here work as an ecologist as the dung is needed to fertilize the fields. 

 

We arrived at the house and rob dashed out the mini-bus almost flattening Merijn and everyone else on the way.

Nates in the mini bus
  He had been driving lots of water that day to rehydrate as we were feeling very dehydrated.  He had accomplished the target but was now needing to release some water.  He went to the outhouse and was happily relieving the pressure when Anna accidentally walked in on him.

 

Meanwhile inside some of us had been shown to the dining room that doubled as the master bedroom.  Nates and Merijn we joking around about using a green onion as a wedding bouquet and the lady of the house brought out a lovely flower arrangement for them to use instead. Pictures were taken for their children to see.  So the lunch went form being just a nice stop to a wedding feast.  Once again we had fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh green onions and dill, mashed potatoes, and the beef patties.  They also brought out a yogurt based soup that had onions and some sort of grain in it.  To drink we had a wonderful homemade spearmint tea.

 

After the main course our hostess brought out cookies and sat down to try to chat.  A couple of the people on the tour knew some Russian and the hostess knew some German.  She is an instructor in Armenian by trade.  She was very entertaining and smiled a lot revealing the two or there gold capped teeth she had.  With a good lunch in our bellies it was time to move on.  We all said out good byes and “Dos Vidonyas”.

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Old men playing games in town
Old men playing games in town
Nates in the mini bus
Nates in the mini bus
House for lunch
House for lunch
Another house, another outhouse
Another house, another outhouse
Where are you suppost to sit and w…
Where are you suppost to sit and …
Steven, Nates, and Marijn in the d…
Steven, Nates, and Marijn in the …
Surprise wedding moment
Surprise wedding moment
Gathered around the table
Gathered around the table
Enjoying the food
Enjoying the food
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