If someone told me back in 1999 when I met sweet yet quirky Keegan in Copenhagen of all places that we would get married, have a beautiful child together, and then bring that little guy on the same journey living abroad we embarked upon together years ago, I would have never believed it. It finally sunk in this weekend on our mini-getaway to Prague, Liam, although on a smaller scale, is going through some of the same amazing things Keegan and I went through when we lived in Europe for a semester in college. Living in London has been an adjustment yes, but in a way, really just feels like home away from home. Far away, albeit, but home nonetheless. It’s not until you step out of a plane and realize you cannot understand another word anyone around you is speaking that you truly feel in a “foreign” place, both literally and figuratively. To me it is such a rush . . . . not only of panic and emotions, but also of adrenaline and excitement . . . like you are turning the very last pages of
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine
Sweet yet quirky Keegan:
Of course, it's not all grumbles and frowns . . .
. . . there are afterall traditional Trdleniks (Czech pastries) on the square for the little ones . . .
. . . and mulled wine for the adults! A welcome break from the touring.
We finally wisened up and realized in addition to the sweet pastries, we needed to find ways to keep Liam entertained, happy, and most importantly engaged in his amazing surroundings. We came up with:
a photo scavenger hunt . . .:
These are the things Liam found and took photos of (Czech flag, a clock, a dome, his favorite statue, a tower, stained glass window, flying buttress, and something very old!)
. . . and mandatory playground stops!
Prague has many wonderful things to offer its adult tourists as well such as:
Smoked Meats. Yes, please.
Beer and more smoked meats. Yes, please.
More smoked meat and lovely candlelit cellars in which to eat said meat and drink said beer. Yes, please.
And last but not least of course is the endless eye candy for avid photographer. Yes, please.
That would be Beer for $1.45. Yes, please.