Today, Jason and I took turns going for a morning run. We have found it is a great way to see many of the cities we visit without crowds and without a six/seven year old asking, "when are we going back to the hotel to swim?" My run along the Vltava river took me straight to the 'Charles Bridge' (which has history dating back to the 1357) The winding path along the river was spectacular as the fog slowly rose like a curtain of a great Broadway play. I knew this show was probably going to earn a standing ovation. The Charles Bridge received just that as I admired it all while sucking in deep breaths in search of oxygen since my body was not cooperating so much with this running tour. Other than my gasps, it was very quiet and peaceful.
|The Charles Bridge|
Then we got to the second half of our day of touring which involved a lot of “bribery” in order to have a whine-less day of touring. Some of our friends like to give us a hard time about the "tough life" we live vacationing over here in Europe…but what they don’t know, is it takes a lot of “only on vacation” tickets. For instance…a real “caffeine stocked” coke, dinner at a table RIGHT BESIDE THE PLAY AREA, chocolate filled crepes, and fulfilled promises of hours at the hotel pool.
Today we had to do a lot of bribing before we set out since it would involve lots of walking to tour the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter known as Josefov. Web info The history, Synagogues, and cemetery were all very emotional and were a challenge to explain in ‘6 year old terms’. (It was difficult enough for this
43 young girl to comprehend to the magnitude of
The kids handled the whole day pretty well for young-uns traveling in a country where they can’t speak the language... I guess “coke-a-cola” “pool” and “pizza” is a universal language!!
|Every good day should end with a Crepe!|