In my last post, I told you all about my amazing birthday scavenger hunt and where we ended up, but I didn’t show you how we got there! My wonderful friend Christine took pictures of each step along the way on her phone. Here was our journey:
1st stop: Christine’s house to drop off my suitcase and be whisked away on the “Shay Games.” My first clue was to go to where I always had Lithuanian class (this was easy for me because I had actually just come from Lithuanian class). And, so, we were off!
We successfully made our way to the Vero Cafe where I had just been to pick up a lovely clue tied to a balloon and a drink (how did I miss that balloon when I was there before??!) Next clue…a place where I could get “girly things”. I found the girly things at the drug store around the corner, where the ladies who worked there gave me another balloon, another clue, and some nail polish. Next clue, walk towards Old Town but look to your right. Why look right?! BECAUSE GRANT WAS THERE! Grant had told me that he wouldn’t be celebrating my birthday with me because he had class. That trickster…AND he met with with some goodies from Tiger (my favorite junk store IN THE WORLD). Grant had a clue that took us to the used clothing store to pick up my awesome new purple sun hat and the clue that told us to walk to where I eat breakfast with Christine every Saturday (duh…SPURGA!) And who was waiting for me with some delicious spurga su varskes ir su dzemas?! OMG, is that LUKE?!? Luke also made the trek from Vilnius to come celebrate with me!!But he gave me a scary clue…go to where you’d never eat Kibin in Kaunas (there is a Kibin place that we tried to go to one day because we thought it’d be a cute little place like the one we go to in Vilnius…we were wrong…it was dark, scary, and empty….) BUT there was a clue waiting for me…so off we went! (Also, Luke brought me some Annies Mac & Cheese as a gift from his wife and daughter who had to go back to the States for a wedding! It was so nice of them to think of me!!!) The scary kibin place wasn’t so bad because we didn’t have to go in because Jaq was waiting for me outside!!! His clue was the hardest..go to a place where it’s always dark but there are always flowers….I was stumped…Until I saw Ryan waiting for us with some gorgeous red roses in the tunnel to Old Town (where it’s always dark but there’s always–well usually–flowers!) Now the whole gang was together…well mostly…Christine was taking pictures and Agne was waiting for us at the Sushi restaurant!! And so off we went to join her!
I had the most fun afternoon running around Kaunas, collecting clues and friends and spreading joy to all the people we passed to who laughed at our fun birthday hats and balloons! :)