CJ Carmichael

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Tag: February

From Prague to Vienna to Home

Perhaps you’ve heard about the heavy rains and flooding in Central Europe this spring? Well I can attest to all of it, since Mike and I were there–and have just returned–from two weeks in the Czech Republic and Austria. It was a trip I’d dreamed about–the Backroads Biking Trip from Prague toVienna. Despite the crazy weather, we had a fabulous time. I wanted to share some of my favorite photos here, but if you’d like to see more, please check out my Facebook Page.

It all started in Prague…


This amazing city did not disappoint–especially not on this rare sunny afternoon. After taking this photo we walked down to the St. Charles Bridge–never dreaming that a few days later the flooding Vltava River would cause the bridge to be closed.



And then we started biking. Which was fabulous. Our first stop was in Tabor where we encountered more evidence of flooding as you see here on this footpath…



Undaunted, we continued on to one of the most charming towns I have ever seen: Cesky Krumlov

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After the first day of biking the rain finally let up…but the rivers were still rising. Here you can see the flooding of the mighty Danube. Although we encountered a lot of bad weather, especially at the beginning of our trip, for the most part it didn’t get us down. There was one afternoon, however, when I just couldn’t face the rain one more second. What do you do when real life is getting you down? Why, read a good book, of course! And so I retreated to my hotel room with a pot of tea and  this excellent novel.

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Our reward for enduring all that rain was waiting for us in Vienna, where enjoyed lots of heat and sun. But now that we’re home it’s time to turn my thoughts to springtime in Alberta…and to the next story waiting to be written…

Wherever you are, I hope you’re enjoying the spring weather and reading a good book!