We arrived in the late evening with just a bit of daylight left. They directed us to park our van inside the courtyard so we drove through this tunnel entrance, parked, and ate our simple dinner of sandwiches, fruit, and chips. The children were highly motivated to eat their dinner quickly as they saw children playing a game of soccer when we drove in. As soon as they were finished they ran out to the yard to play with the group of children. No matter that only one of them could speak English and the rest spoke Polish! They're perfectly comfortable joining in a game with other children, communicating the best they can -- mostly with their sweet smiles!
A view of the palace while on a tour of the palace and grounds.
Eli, Zeke, and Zae playing on a pogo stick they found in the yard.
One of the men showed us to our room -- 10 beds, bunk style, very comfortable and cozy -- and we nestled in for an excellent night's sleep! We planned to get up early to set out for our next day's adventure.
Next stop: Auschwitz Concentration Camp near Krakow, Poland.
To be continued.