Our first stop; Strani, Czech Republic

25 Sep

We were greeted at the airport by Dave’s Grandfather, Grandmother, and Uncle.  We had to put together the bikes, which had been opened and left open by customs, in the airport parking lot because the big boxes could not fit in the car and had to be strapped on to the roof.  After our long flight, six hour lay-over and 2 hour flight to Vienna we had another 3 hour drive to Dave’s village.  We are staying at his grandparents house and they have been nothing but kind and generous to us.  We leave for Prague for a few days and then return to start our trip by bicycle.  Take a look at the photos of the past couple of  Days!

Tickets and Passports; we are on our way!

Kvetna Glassworks - the glass factory in the village


Dave takes a turn at blowing glass


Someone was out sick for the day - their replacement

glass carver

one of the final products

in the backyard under the apple tree

Dave and Babi; she works hard everyday

a view of the house from the backyard

the chickens...they have chickens!

Dave feeds the horse

Saturday was the village church centennial; everyone dressed in traditional garb

The Village Church

standing room only



3 Responses to “Our first stop; Strani, Czech Republic”

  1. sandra Wakeen September 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Great talking to you on skype!!!, We love the pics ,relish every moment and stay safe!!
    Love Mom and Dad

  2. Julia Carlson September 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    glad you guys are having fun! it looks beautiful out there! miss u guys! be safe!!
    ❤ Hoolietta

  3. Marina V. September 26, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Glad to hear you made it safely! Can’t wait to see more pictures and hear more of your travels! Be safe you two! 🙂

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