Monday, June 8, 2009

Roadtrip Recap - Prague

After Salzburg, we headed to our next stop- Praha! But first, we stopped at the Eagle's Nest, which was a 50th birthday present from the 3rd Reich to Hitler. It is basically a house (now, a restaurant) on top of a mountain. With mountains come mountain climbing, driving in twists and turns, ears popping, etc. No joke- 1800 meters above sea level, views up to 200km (we saw Salzburg!) Erik was a good sport despite his fear of heights and I climbed through snow and up a mountain peak in flip flops. There were plenty of places where natural selection was allowed to run its course, and we couldn't help but comment, "In America, there would probably be a huge fence so you couldn't climb around this stuff and hurt yourself!" (Luckily, climbing around in flip flops left me on the alive side of natural selection!)

Lynnea and Erik in front of the house

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The four of us at the restaurant, taken by our very kind waiter.

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Erik, Nick and I climbed to the peak! (Look for Nick's red shirt on the left!)

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From the Eagle's Nest, we thought Prague would be only 3 hrs by car. But no, our TomTom said 5 hours! We later found out that we could've taken a slightly faster main route. But instead, we took the scenic route. Scenery included mountains, hills, young hookers, and Casino America. We spent a few days in Prague- most of it was spent on foot so we were generally pretty exhausted from sightseeing. On our first day we took a paddle boat around the river, which was great. This boat ride also served as the long anticipated "anniversary cruise" - when Erik and Lynnea got married in Costa Rica last year, we all talked about going on a cruise for their first anniversary. A paddle boat is similar to a cruise.

Here is a picture of the Frank Gehry Dancing Building from the boat.

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There is a nice restaurant on top of the Dancing Building, so we had a great dinner to celebrate the Sundman's first anniversary. Prague castle is in the background.

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We also had an afternoon drink/dessert in a bell tower (we only needed one expensive dinner!)

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And finally, me in the subway, I just like this picture. I don't know why I open my mouth in every picture, but this is documented back to my kindergarten talking during the fireman's presentation days. 

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