Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of ¨Music

Sunday December 11, 2011

I didn't get much sleep since my internal clock is still off.  I slept in until around 10 am but that that only because I slept from 5am until really not much "sleeping in" going on...just sleep.  We celebrated Michal's parent's birthdays at a local Czech restaurant.  I had some amazing Goulash with white rice...mmmm...goulash.

After lunch it was around 2 pm and still light outside so we all took a drive "into the nature."  We packed a light snack and some thermus's of coffee and tea and drove about 20 minutes outside of Tabor and parked in an open field.  We walked to the top of this hill that had an abandoned church at the top.  Perfect story and location for my American students who are writing their Tales of Suspense story.  The hill was at a high point so you could see for miles and miles of open fields and "nature".

Michal brought his kite and was hoping there was enough wind to fly it.  Unfortunately there wasn't really enough wind but he gave it a gallant effort anyway.  While he was flying his kite, Katerina, Johana, Eva, and I explored the church.  From the outside it looks like it is all locked up but the door is unlocked and you are free to go in and look around.  Katerina and Johana ended up singing some Christmas Carols and I felt like I was in the middle of a movie.  The acoustics were spectacular and it just seemed so surreal.  I just kept thinking that Julie Andrews was going to walk in and recruit them for the Sound of Music Part 2.

We were there for about an hour and then drove back home.  What a wonderful way to spend and afternoon.

Lesson learned:  You are never to old to fly a kite.


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