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Tuesday, January 17, 2017


January 7 brought us back to reality... I took a few pictures on our way to the airport in Prague.:) ( I just love the architecture!)

And wouldn't you know when we arrived home, we found out it snowed in Groningen!! The kids were so excited...
The even built a tiny snowman!!:)

They wanted to see now on our trip and did they ever see snow!!  We have so many treasures we brought back to remember such a fun and happy trip.   Thank you, Guy, for taking us on a trip of a lifetime!!  Love you!:)

Last Day in Prague

Our last day in Prague was a COLD one!  We decided to do a bit of shopping at an open market...

It didn't last too long since our toes felt like icicles after about 30 minutes. We were on to a warm restaurant for a hot lunch and some cold Czech beer!!:)

Awesome Goulash!!!:)
After we warmed up, we were out and about again and that evening, the kids really wanted to try a Czech treat we had seen...called a Trdelnik.  Please don't ask me to pronounce it!:)

It's a sweet pastry made by being rolled on a you can see, it was a hit with the kids!!:)
What a trip and it was topped off by a great sweet treat!:)

Prague day 2- Bascilica and Armory

Our second full day in Prague brought us to the famous Charles Bridge in Prague.  This bridge was built by King Charles IV in the 15th century, and it crosses the Vltava River.  It is lined with many statues of Saints and statues of Jesus Christ.  To learn more about the history of Charles Bridge, click here.

After Crossing the Charles Bridge, we were back at the Prague Castle compound to tour the Basilica and the Armory which are both located on the castle grounds.:)

The Basilica of Saint George was built in 920 and is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle.  You can read more about Saint Georg's Basilica by clicking here

relics buried here
But, by far, Jeremy's favorite part of Prague Castle was seeing all the armor!:)

And the room of torture was quite interesting....

I would have hated to be a prisoner back then!! Yikes!

Guy got to shoot an old time cross bow...

He didn't do too bad.:)

Prague- First full Day: Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral

On January 4th, we were off to Prague Castle.  This particular castle dates back to the 9th century and according to the guinness Book of World records, it is the largest ancient castle in the world.  it takes up 70,000 square meters.  You can read more about Prague Castle here

Of course while we were waiting, the kids were only interested in playing in the snow.:)

Czech guards guarding Prague Castle

Too bad..once again... no pictures could be taken inside the castle...
Saint Vitus Cathedral
Saint Vitus Cathedral is inside the grounds of Prague Castle  and I was able to take pictures inside!). Many Bohemian Kings and Holy Roman Emperors are buried here as well as Saints Vitus and Wenceslas.  You can read more about Saint Vitus Cathedral by clicking here.
Christmas Market right outside the cathedral.:)

Tomb of Saint Vitus

After our tour of the castle and the Cathedral, we were off to lunch and the Old Town Square.:)

Family selfie in the Old Town Square:)

Selfie in front of the Cuckoo Clock.:)

The Prague astronomical clock is the third oldest astronomical clock in the world.  it was installed in 1410.  every hour on the hor all the crowds gather around to watch the clock's performance.:)  To learn more about the Prague Astronomical clock, click here.

It is so awe inspiring to see such a city so rich in history!:)