We also managed to locate not one, but two, galleria's in which we purchased some clothing to wear to court tomorrow. Relief. We got a brief foot tour of Old Riga as we shopped and had a nice dinner. Riga has some lovely little park/gardens, complete with little waterfalls and a little canal type pond. The streets are cobblestoned and dotted with little wooden flower shops that resemble large playhouses...People of every nationality were taking it all in (while smoking, of course).
Upon arriving back at the hotel, the door was locked and it was raining. We couldn't get in. WE rang a bell. No one came. WE walked around a side, rang another bell and were greeted by a stern looking old man who staunchly refused to let us in and physically blocked the entrance. When we explained that we wanted to get IN, he burst out laughing and pointed us around the corner, where there was a courtyard entrance. We had been coming and going from the street entrance, which is apparently the BACK entrance.
Shower amusement: Those of you who know me know what a huge klutz I am so you will not be surprised to know that as soon as I pushed the lever on the soap dispenser in the bathroom, the entire thing fell apart in the shower and came crashing to the ground.
Sooooo, that's about it for today. I blew my solitary pair of undies dry with the hairdryer and now I am calling it a day. Michael is sleeping. I made the mistake of drinking coffee a few hours ago and cannot settle in. Tomorrow we head to Daugavpils at 10 am local time. Then to court at 2 (ish??) We think after court we will get to see the kids.....