Czech sausage and a club called Stonx
Trip Start Sep 14, 2005
28Trip End May 2006
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Sheils and I had a full day together before Julia arrived from Barcelona, and I only let her nap for one hour of it! We explored the town a little and watched National Geographic and Extreme Sports on our T.V. Jules spent her first night in our first (slightly ghetto) apartment, and the next morning we all trudged and bumped our way down three cobblestone blocks to our second place on Wenceslas Square.
Because Catherine didn't arrive until Christmas Eve, the three of us decided to 'festivize' our apartment before she joined us
Met Catherine at the airport on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. We kept her awake just long enough for a dinner on the Old Sqare (under scorching hot, 6ft high, gas lanterns) and for Cath and Jules to entertain Sheils' and my need to act out our family Xmas Eve tradition of hiding one small present for each person to find and open before going to bed. Mom and Dad had thoughtfully sent along the pressies for this one!
Had a cozy Christmas morning, complete with hot chocolate, tangerines in Pam's smelly socks, and a number of beautiful scarves as gifts. While we didn't get snow on Christmas day, it WAS sunny, which is a lot to ask for in the northern hemisphere in December, so we all went for a long and lovely walk. And while we didn't dare attempt cooking ourselves a turkey (didn't want to risk having to eat at McD's when we set our bird on fire), my Grannie WOULD be proud of the wholesome and homecooked meal that we put together.... though of course I desperately missed her mashed potates and gravey!
Spent the next few days exploring more of Prague, including exotic destinations such as 'H and M', 'Mexx', and the cinema to see King King and Harry Potter
While dear Jules had to leave us on the 29th, thr four of us were together for a full week of giddy girly fun and festivities. It meant a lot to me to see SOME of my family over Christmas, and it was an extra treat to also have the company of two very good friends. Thanks ladies, for making the trip. Slammy misses you and says hello! =)
In other news, for those who have kept reading (thanks) and have been following the fate of dear Reggie, the Zambian wooden giraffe.......
He made it home safe thanks to Mike Tarr who rescued him from the clutches of the Schiphol airport staff and took him all the way to Stratford, ON for me! Merci encore mon ami!