The Cromars were a senior couple who served in Székesfehérvár and they have since completed their mission and returned home. Since that time there have been no senior missionaries who replaced them – yet! So other senior miissionaries have been taking turns driving to these two towns and checking the apartments of the 5 sets of missionaries who live there. It was our turn and it sounded like a new adventure, so off we went!
These two towns are close to Lake Balaton, which we have driven by before. And it was a beautiful fall day when we did this, Monday, October 21, 2013. The only issue is that we needed to be back for Family Home Evening in the evening. We set up appointments at 10 AM in Vesprém and our latest appointment was at 1:30 in Székesfehérvár. (By the way, Székes means a cathedral, fehér is white, and vár is castle…). It used to be the capital of Hungary.
It is nice to have the GPS – but, of course, it did not take us directly to the first apartment. We ended up in this darling area of Veszprém, somewhere close to the Sisters apartment… So I had Ron stop and I took pictures of the cute buildings!
The Sisters live in an apartment on a very tiny, windy one-way street. After a call to them to come outside so we could see them, we got there… This craft shop is across the street from their apartment..
So here is a unique floor of a room in their apartment… windows to the staircase below?
The first noticeable item we see is a CHURCH, imagine that! What is amazing is how uniform so many of them are… (Maybe not so amazing… many of our LDS chapels have a certain look to them, too!)
Both sets of missionaries here lived in ten story (built in Soviet era) apartment building and these pictures show their view out their windows. But the great thing is that someone is painting the buildings and not leaving them concrete gray, like so many others that we have seen.
Nice little diversion trip but also a necessity. Not only do we seniors check on how well the younger missionaries are keeping up their apartments, we check their safety equipment (CO monitors, fire alarms) and note if there are any other issues that need to be resolved.