Lunch at Cafe Lorrain

April 14, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Every year my husband's German coworkers host a hike locally. This year we walked across the border into France, lunched at a local cafe, and then hiked around the sandstone rock formations. Perhaps because I am editing out of order or perhaps because I am still astounded that the lunch portion of this event lasted FOUR hours, we will begin here. F...
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Sweet and Sour

April 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
"Mom, can I have a lemon? Can I make lemonade with it?""I guess so. Try not to make a big mess 'k?""'k" "Know what, B? I know a story about another boy who doesn't get all puckered up over lemons..." Impromptu story stretchers. My favorite sort.
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Smile because it happened

April 11, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
There she was, that nanny goat, as we turned into the marketplace full of Easter revelry. She arched her blonde neck to nibble the last bits of grain from one wrinkled hand. Moira and I tried to coax the little girls in close to feel that soft nose, to see the sleepy burro in the straw. Oh, they stepped in a bit. Tentatively.They don't remember. Th...
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Evening Walk on the Karlův Most

April 10, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
There was a break in the misty rain that second night in Prague. Our apartment was quite near the Charles Bridge, close enough that after the littles were tucked into bed with the big girls we could step out for a short walk together. The Charles Bridge connects the Little Quarter in Prague with the Old Town across the Vltava River. By day, vendors...
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