Friday, June 29, 2007

Courtney Goes to Prague...

I took Friday as a PTO day (Paid Time Off) so we could get a jump on our trip to Prague. We had an early start as our train left at 7:07 AM. Its about a 2 1/2 hour ridge to the main train station in Prague. Once we got there we took at taxi to our hotel and dropped off our bags.

From there we went straight to Prague Castle so Courtney could see St. Vitus Cathedral. We spent a few hours at the Cathedral. Then Courtney and Matt had a brilliant idea... Climbing to the top of the St. Vitus Clock Tower, 287 spiral stairs. So Becca, Matt, Courtney and I climbed, and climbed and climbed and climbed and climbed and climbed... The staircase is only really wide enough to accommodate one person, the problem was that there was only one way up and *DOWN* and it was that very small spiral staircase.

The most incredible part is that Courtney beat us all up an down the steps!!!

Here is a picture of us after the climb!

The rest of the day was spent looking at the castle and the other sights on the castle side of the river.

We stopped at the Infant of Prage and met back up with Father Anastasio. Amber dropped off all the money she raised back in the US. Fr. Anastasio gave us many more goodies to take back, bless the items that Amber and the kids bought at the shop. And he posed for a picture with us...

After that we went went to the Opera House and saw Don Giovanni live. Very good opera. It was the last night this company was playing in Prague. We had good seats and even Matthew seemed to enjoy.

Then dinner and everyone died rather early...

All the pictures can be see here:

Prague 6/29/07