Our European Odyssey

This blog covered our month-long trip to Eastern Europe -- specifically the countries of Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Ain't Nothin' but a Hound Dog (and a Baby)

We had a close call yesterday morning. While walking to the tram stop, we narrowly escaped being mauled by this ferocious attack dog and his menacing-looking master. We somehow leaped onto the tram in the nick of time. Jake was able to snap this picture of the duo from the safety of the tram.

After that harrowing incident, we headed to Vysehrad, the site of a former castle in Prague that is now a city park. We hadn't actually planned to go there, but Jake realized at breakfast that the place he had planned for us to go to is closed on Mondays. In light of this fact, we decided to make it a rather light day.

We strolled around the park for a while, enjoying the rosebushes and nice views. We also checked out the cemetery there.

After a picnic lunch, we decided to enjoy Prague from the inside of a movie theater. We caught a matinee showing of "X-Men 3" with Czech subtitles. We enjoyed the film and were rewarded for sitting through the credits by getting to watch a brief scene that gave a hint about "X-Men 4."

Today we're taking a train to Cesky Krumlov and then on to Austria the next day.


At 5:24 PM, June 06, 2006, Anonymous Millie said...

What a close call. I am so glad you got away from that vicious animal and its cruel master.

A relaxing day is good for all of us.

Love you,

At 6:54 AM, June 07, 2006, Anonymous Lou said...

Was there a mother with the baby (and dog)?

When Kari and I were in Norway, mothers would leave their babies in strollers and buggies unattended while they went into stores to shop or to drink coffee. I was concerned but this was a very common occurence.

The train ride sounds exciting. Of course, you two are experienced train travelers.

Love, Mom

At 11:54 AM, June 07, 2006, Anonymous Lora said...

Just wanted to let you know you're still missed at the Tribune ... Irene was just yelling in the direction of the copy desk for "Andrea". Of course, she meant Amanda, but still. Your legacy lives on.

At 1:12 PM, June 07, 2006, Anonymous ginger said...

I love the puppy and the kid! How fun. Definitely good to squeeze in a relaxing, light day every once in a while in the frantic pace of travel!

Have a beautiful day,



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