This year we had our 3rd annual road trip with our friends, Julia & Rachel, (Our past trips were a German road trip & an orange throwing festival in Italy), through Eastern Europe. You can see in the picture below our very cool “team uniform” designed & made by Rachel. The 3 is for our 3rd trip. The two “E”s are for Eastern Europe.
Rachel, Heather, Micah, & Julia
Our first stop was Prague. Since we had all been there before we wandered through the sights until we were cold & then we would find a coffee shop to sit in & warm up. Prague is a beautiful city & we all enjoyed the sights. The only disappointment was that the Charles Bridge was under construction & not quite as nice to look at!
One of the statues surrounding the King Wenceslas statue on Wenceslas Square
A view of the Old Town
The Castle from Charles Bridge
We rang in 2009 while we were in Prague. We had every intention of going downtown to where the party was, but we ran out of time and ended up in a park on a hill overlooking the city & the fireworks. It ended up being way better as we were about even with or looking down one a lot of the fireworks, except that ones that were being shot off behind us! It was pretty amazing!
Julia, Rachel, & Heather celebrate the first few minutes of 2009
On our second day in Prague, we went up Petrin Hill & climbed the “Eiffel tower” for a pretty good view of the city below. I had to borrow a picture off the internet of the tower, because no one took a picture of it! It is technically as high as the Eiffel tower, because while the tower itself is shorter it is on top of a hill.
Petrin Hill Tower
View of the city from the top of the tower
Tyn Church & the Christmas market in Old Town Square
“A popular Czech Christmas Market snack with an unfortunate name” – Micah
Prague at night
The yummy dinner that Rachel & I shared at a wonderful Mexican restaurant!
On our way from Prague to Budapest, we had to stop in Kutna Hora at the Bone church for Micah. Underneath the church, the chapel is decorated with bones from 40,000 people who died in the bubonic plague. It was pretty gross.
Chandelier made from all the bones in a body
Family Crest made of bones
Micah, Heather, Rachel, & Julia underneath the chandelier
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget Madeline! She got to come along on this trip as well.
Up next…Budapest, Hungary