Today we went for a drive through neighboring villages of Załuczne, Piekielnik and Jabłonka.
For lunch we stopped at a tavern and I had my first real Polish pierogi. I had the potato and cheese with onions on top. Also, we had kielbasa again. It was all very delicious.
Next we visited an open air museum of Podhale Orawa region culture where we saw dozens of original houses that were moved from its original places or reconstructed on the museum property. In many of these homes, the stable was attached directly to the house. I also got to see an example of a thatched roof, though none of the houses had total thatching on the roof. I need to look up old Podhale homes to see why this is so. Most impressive were the doors of some of these homes!
Later we returned to Odrowaz and on to Zary, a small area south of the village. There we visited Jozef and Maria Kulawiak and their foundry, where for 4 generations, the Kulawiak family has been making bells and other fine metal pieces. Jozef showed us his workshop and explained how his bells are made. Then Maria polished a new bell and presented it to me as a gift!
We were not able to determine a family link yet, but we hope to visit the parish priest tomorrow after Sunday mass and ask for permission to see the records.