Our last day on the tour!

Thursday, January 16 The last day in Prague for most of us (Brennan and Fr. Sal left for Philadelphia first thing this morning), and different groups went their separate ways. Brady and Fr. Jay took the WW II tour (said it was terrific). Some made their…

Wednesday in Prague

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Up for breakfast (the enormous spread of cheeses, meats, breads, eggs, fruit, yoghurt, etc., that we’re getting used to), and on the bus at 9:00 to go to Doksany. The Doksany nuns are cloistered, so their “external” sister gave us our tour.…

Tuesday, January 14

  Tuesday, January 14 Lots of us slept in this morning; others caught up on reading, writing, or work (Fr. Jay).  We all found our way into the streets of old town for at least a couple of hours before meeting for our tour with Marcella…

Monday, January 13

Up for breakfast at Schlägl. A beautiful buffet with the assortment of breads, fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, and yoghurt we’ve become accustomed to (yep, we’re spoiled!) But this particular buffet included collection of small white china plates, each featuring a different kind of cheese. The soft…

Marcie’s Blog ~ Sunday

Sunday, January 12, 2014 Okay. I, who pride myself on being a good speller, have made many errors here on the blog. Please forgive. Not only are many of the words unfamiliar, we see them spelled in English, German, and Czech. We had a rather splendid…

Saturday

Saturday, January 11 On the bus this morning at 9:00. Today’s a long-drive day – our only one. It will take between six and seven hours to get from Roggenburg to Geras. Frs. Gilbert and Stefan walked out to the bus with us to say goodbye…

Marcie’s Blog

Friday, January 10 Up early and on the bus by 8:15. It takes about 1¾ hours to get from Roggenburg to the two castles ~ the Hohenschaungau Castle and Neuschwanstein set on opposite hills in an area that Ludvig described as “sacred” and “inaccessible.” The drive…