He is good about FaceTiming us weekly and keeping us filled in on his teaching, friends, sports, music, etc. And he is good about arranging his schedule to travel with us. We've been around Canada, Germany, France, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand with Jack– and now we can add the Czech Republic.
When we realized that he wouldn't be coming home in August, we asked if we could join him for the last part of his summer travels in Europe. So, after watching Maggie ring the closing NASDAQ bell and briefly catching up with Mary in NYC, we flew to Prague. It's a beautiful city, located on both sides of the Vltava River, with its own castle, astronomical clock, magnificent cathedrals, large public squares and beer gardens. We explored the winding cobblestone streets for three days. I'd go back there in a heartbeat.
|Traveling with Jack is always fun.|
|Dancing House (aka Fred and Ginger), Prague|
|Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague|
|Children's folk singers/dancers performing at the gardens of Prague Castle|
|St. Barbara Cathedral, Kutná Hora|
|Sedlec Ossuary, Kutná Hora|
|Vltava River in Česky Krumlov|
|Česky Krumlov Castle tower|
|Marian Plague Column in front of the Church of the Annunciation, Šternberk|
|Alfresco dining at Kampa Park, beside the Charles Bridge, Prague|
|Visiting vineyards in southern Moravia|
At the end of the trip we detoured into Germany to spend two nights with our good friend Tilman and four of his six wonderful children. Guess what? They live in a castle with a beautiful church attached. Tilman and his family were warm and welcoming hosts. That's one castle/church that I could return to time and time again.
|Hiking to lunch with friends|
|Boys being boys|
|Early morning walk through the gardens of the Česky Krumlov Castle|
|Jack, I'll be thinking of you every single day. xxx|