We now headed towards Equus-Silvania, a horse-riding
stable/farm owned/operated by a younger German couple who come from the German town where my brother-in-law has his medical practice.
We drove through Zarnesti, NW on Hiway 73A. In one area, there were cows and horses in the roadside pasture with no fences between them and the road.
As we entered one village, a road construction area over a small bridge limiting traffic to one lane, the road was full of cows preventing
an on-coming semitrailer from crossing the bridge. Eventually the cows moved on, returning to their village barn for evening milking all on their own,
and we too were able to proceed.
We arrived at the village Sinca Noua but missed the small high sign which pointed towards Equus-Silvanus.
At the edge of town we turned around and seeing two elderly women sitting at roadside, asked them where Equus-Silvanus was. They had no idea until
Peter mention "Germans" and then they knew immediately and gave directions. (Sorry I did not get a photo of these two unique faces, peering
into the car window.) We finally saw the sign for Equus-Silvanus and turned up a narrow road, stopping at the first house which turned out
not to be the right one.
The young lady was puzzled by my request to speak to the owner; finally directed on up the road and came to the Equus-Silvanus ranch.
Met the owner who has lived 13 years in Romania, who interrupted my German to speak with us in fluent English. He was on his way to the stable to
wash down some horses who had been ridden that day. Got a brochure on Equus-Silvania, took some photos. His rooms were full, and they only
provide meals for their room guests, so we drove on westward towards the Fagaras Mountains where we would spend the next two nights.
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