Saturday, August 23, 2008

This blog is done

Secure your oxygen mask...and go over to The New Miltons.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

History Lesson

This cover is from Klaipeda.
Lindenau Werft was a shipyard founded in Memel (that's Klaipeda, to the Germans) in 1919. They fled Memel for Kiel in the mid-1940s, before the Soviet army arrived.
I guess they built ships and manhole covers?
Below, from Riga.
I can't find a website that explains what those words are in English.

This one celebrates Riga's 800th Anniversary (I think that's a little boat with a sail that says "Riga 800") in 2001.

Well, on that note, I guess we'll head back to the other blog--The New Miltons. See you there.
Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Peter, throwing his head back in delight that our airport hotel had a little yard in which to relax and play, and all only 200 feet from the departure terminal.

But he does not take blynie as seriously as he ought. You don't go to Gusto laughing like that.

In front of some of the brighter buildings in Vilnius.

Part of the soon to be released "Lamp-post Series".

Which one

of these

zany characters got


2 days after SLI was over?

If you guessed Luke (the one in the red shirt), you were right.

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Theule. Godspeed.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We're back

home, after 24 hours of travelling. Haven't really even had time to think about our trip in any kind of general way. It was all fast and furious, so to speak. I'll put more pictures on the blog soon.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Sun is Setting on SLI

But not before my class

could have some fun and games.

playing "Do you love your neighbor?" with Ellen's class on the last morning.

Then we all went off to the closing ceremony to say our various goodbyes.

We shook every person's hand and said goodbye.

Farewell from Klaipeda. I'll "see you" again when we return home to Tacoma.

Thanks for a wonderful 3 weeks.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


With such a big apartment (3 bedrooms, a nice sitting room, bathroom, kitchen--I'd guess 1200 sq. ft.), we decided we'd do a lot of hospitality. And since we didn't bring a guestbook, we took photos instead.

Several of my students (and a friend of one, from another class).

Some of the summer teaching and residence life staff.

Sharon and Kel, the summer pastor at SLI.

Several more students (and a couple of their friends).

More students.

Summer teaching staff.

The academic vice president and Ellen.

Students of mine.

Summer teaching staff, and the student life vice president (on the right).

All together, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Canada, New Zealand, and the US are represented here.