Saturday, June 25, 2011

Trip to Venice with Emily


We wanted to let Emily see a little more of Europe than just Prague and went on an awesome trip!  Dan made this map that shows what we did.

We stopped in Hallstadt for a lunchbreak.  It’s a beautiful mining town on a lake in the Alps.


Then we drove to Lake Bled, Slovenia. 


It’s another beautiful city by a lake.  There’s a castle and a church on the island in the lake.  Our favorite part of Lake Bled was our hike in Vintgar Gorge.  The river was so clear, and the foliage was so green and to top it off the hike ended at a waterfall!IMG_1395IMG_1396

IMG_1404The next day we drove to Punta Sabbioni where we camped on the beach.  The drive there was beautiful!


The boys liked the beach the best!  The water was great!beach5IMG_1424

The next day we took a boat to Venice.


Then we drove to Nevegal where we camped.  On the way there were biker names painted all over the road.  We missed the Giro by 4 days.IMG_1509IMG_1522

Finally we drove home taking our time driving through the dolomites (Italian Alps).  So incredibly beautiful!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Emily's Visit

My sister Emily came to visit for a month. She "earned" her keep babysitting the boys while I taught English at an elementary school. The boys loved her! It was to the point that when I tried to comfort Benji from crying he yelled, "No, I want Emily!" It was wonderful! We toured around Prague and the Czech Republic and thoroughly wore me out, but had a lot of fun! Here are some highlights:
Kutna HoraOuting at the National Museum
VyšehradWe went to the Estates Theater to see the Marriage of Figaro, then the next night Dan and I were able to go to a Symphony at the Obecni Dum.Day trip to Cesky Krumlov, just me and Emily.Paddle boating on the Vltava We also went on a trip to Lake Bled, Venice and the Dolomites. Pictures of this trip coming up soon! It was so good to have Emily here. We really miss her!