Today some of my group and the group in the town next to us, Cricova, met and had a picnic in the middle of a field between our villages. It was a gorgeous day and the trail was great, several cows were seen along the way. One of the great things about Moldova in the Spring and Summer is the availablity of fresh produce. We have already gone through cherry and strawberry season sadly, But we still can get all sorts of other fruit. On our walk back we found a plume tree, and jumped up to get a couple to eat on our walk home. A nice Moldovan family saw us and invited us into their yard/garden to pick more. The mother even went as far as to get plastic bags to put out fruit in. When we were done picking, she invited us to stay for some wine (homemade of course) and placinta (a fried/baked bread that is filled with potatoes, cabbage, goat cheese or some combination of those). We sat with her family and had some placinta and a couple shots of wine before leaving to continue our walk home. She invited us back any time, even as far out as autumn to help make the wine. The hospitality of people amazes me, you would never get that from complete strangers in the US. It was an enjoyable day, and tomorrow I go and visit my new host family and permanent site. Wish me luck!