April 23, 2014
Last breakfast at the Warsaw Hilton included fresh herring with sour cream. The best I have ever had, and a delicious cup of coffee from that divine coffee machine. All the staff pronounces Dunn as Dune. It’s cute and sounds Irish.
Magda Smolka was promptly there at the meeting time. We headed for her car and proceeded to the town of Sonsk.
At the town we went to the city offices. We had to wait our turn to look at the city records. Two nice ladies at the desk spent a good half hour going through the records for us. Sadly, they could find no information for us so we left there and went to lunch. Two teenagers on the street told us to try the restaurant we went to, they were right, the food was delicious. We ate at a little bar and had some delicious pierogi. The bill was a very inexpensive 40 zl.
So we headed for Ciemniewko in Magda’s car. On the way we saw my first stork walking in the field! What a thrill!!! We went on to see many storks that day, many in their nests. Seeing the storks of Poland is on my bucket list.
Next we headed to the home of my cousin Anna Zalewska. We share a common ancestor, Mikolaja Chojnowski. She has a beautiful dairy farm outside of the little village. She has become a passionate genealogist and had a 600 page family tree! We spent the entire afternoon till 8pm discussing and talking about our shared ancestors.
We headed to our agro business B&B in Gasiorowo. We had a delicious homemade dinner cooked by the wonderful chef and proprietor.
Great day in Poland!