30 July, 2008

Slovakia!

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In June and a few days into July we went to Slovakia for a vacation and to see my wife's family that stayed behind after her family escaped Communism….oh so many years ago.

Here are the girls I love at the SLC airport for the start of our journey.

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Here the girls are walking around the village of Myjava....if memory serves....

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Grace is eating something delicious...

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Here is Grace outside the cow barn at Teta Beta's...

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Playing ping pong at a relative's house in the Czech Republic village of Jablonné.

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The Family Four somewhere in Prague...

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At and around Prague castle...

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Here we are on the Charles Bridge

in Prague…

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Prague scenes...

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Back in Bratislava, Slovakia...the last pic is outside Bratislava Castle.

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In a friend's backyard...

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Bratislava Zoo and Dinosaur Exhibit...

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Castle Devín, near Bratislava...

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Along the Danube River, outside the walls of Castle Devin...the last one is a pic of a monument to the thousands of people that died trying to escape Communism by trying to cross the Danube in this area to escape to Austria.

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Here is a pic of Trinity and Timea playing in an area my wife used to run around and play in when she was younger.

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Here are some pictures from around Piešťany, Slovakia...

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A tribute to the "Working Class"....please thank a Communist when you see one...

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Here is a typical low-carb lunch/dinner that I enjoyed.

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In the beautiful High Tatras

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And...throw in a quick excursion to Poland...

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Back at the Slovakia/Poland Border...keep moving...keep moving...nothing to see here...

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At family friend's house in the Tatry area...

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Back in Myjava area...

This Rooster ride-on toy is one of the many items that she remembers playing with when she was young and now our girls get to fight over...oops...I mean ride...it.

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Me working on Dedus'ko's (Grandpa's) laptop...

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Thirsty Girls...

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ahh...the memories...

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Visiting my wife's cousin and family in Šaľa...

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I was treated to some trap shooting! I said to Jaro..."Should I bring my passport?" To which he replied..."We have guns..we do not need passports!" Har Har

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Meanwhile...back on the farm...

Noodle Making! Tractors! Nearby monuments!

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Trenčín Castle

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Beckov Castle ruins...

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Parting shots from the final days of our visit...

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The End

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