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Kousek od domečku, kde bydlí Lucka s manželem, Bedřichem a Vilémem, teče Ostravice a pár metrů po proudu jsou i malé peřeje a skokanská deska. Patricie to ještě nijak neocenila, příští léto to bude určitě ...
... leave one country and enter another…. We did this several times in the few days were were there.
Yeah, yeah, we are dorks and it’s the little things that amuse us sometimes.
So, while down in Southern Poland, we wanted to visit The Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum.
(Yes, this is the part I didn’t know how to write about…)
This is not a political blog, it is not a historical blog. It is just ...
... a bottle of wine! I read recently that Poland has a huge problem with alcoholism...not surprising when you consider all the relatively cheap vodka for sale in the supermarket. Then back to the hotel for some Auschwitz reading and a rest.
I write as I lay here in the nice comfortable hotel bed knowing how HUGELY fortunate I am.
I also know that tomorrow afternoon I will be consuming a few alcoholic beverages to take the edge off my memories of Auschwitz. ...
... Well she saved me from most of the hurt. I've had this weird calm understanding about my life and what had happened to my sister and i. I just didn't feel the hurt that most think i should or would feel. But i will say this trip has been very eye opening for me. I discovered that i am part Polish and Austrian on my grandfathers side. I didn't think i had Polish roots. That was pretty incredible. I did find out that my great grandfather was an SS officer in the German ...
... butter and dill, cucumber salad with sour cream, and had some leftover goulash to go with it. Heaven!
To top it all off, Polish volleyball players beat the team from Argentina 3:0 in sets, which means we regained our high standing in the group. Two more group competition games and then quarterfinals. God willing!
Ok, back to the book!