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2011 Day 1 - Prague



We have arrived - and with all our luggage, too!

Got to Logan airport to learn of a 3 hour delay, which would have resulted in a missed connection in Paris. BUT, a terrific team for Air France moved all 30 of us to a Luftansa flight with a connection through Frankfurt and we arrived in Prague just 10 minutes later than scheduled - thanks to their staff!!!

We were met by our tour director Robert and local guide Alex. They got us settled on the bus and provided a brief introduction of this wonderful city. We then headed to the Palace - nine times larger than Buckingham, it is the largest in all of Europe! And what splendid views of the city it provided from its balconies. We also toured the St. Vitus Cathedral. Even though the crowds were tough to navigate, we got to enjoy the beauty.

Then on to the hotel - which is terrific and perfectly situated near Old Town. Some grabbed a light lunch, some napped, and others began exploring. It was a beautiful day - sunny and about 75 degrees!

Fr. Kevin offered Mass in the outdoor veranda. After which we had our welcome meeting and headed to dinner.

Dinner was TERRIFIC! Great food (obviously, great company!) and some entertainment as well. The folklore show even got some of us singing, dancing or playing instruments! The food and drink were good too.

Tomorrow we will take a walking tour of Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. Then enjoy an afternoon of free time after which many of us will board a ship for an evening dinner cruise.

Everyone says hello to loved ones at home.

PS - we all sang happy Birthday to Barbara - and got all the other dinner guests involved too!

Comments

Anonymous said…
Hi to Amanda, Alissa, and Percy. Glad to see you arrived safely. It rained all day in NH. All is well with Zippy, Zaney, Zeus, Zachari, and Zowie. Get a good nights sleep.
Anonymous said…
Hi Peter, Please say hi to all the Greece travelers. I enjoyed your first blog. It sounds like Prague is a fascinating city. Looking forwarding to traveling with all of you through the email postings. enjoy , laugh and just have fun! mary obrien

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