Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Czech Republic-Day 8- The long Road Home

We both woke up earlier than expected and decided to just go down for breakfast early. The sun was up and the sky was beautiful. It was hard to take in the fact that we were leaving Europe.


 I was getting really burned out with breakfast which to me was a clear indication that it was time to move on.  It was very light this morning.


Packed and ready to go....:-(.


Our host Maxim and his associate were great to us.  They arranged our cab, gave us coupons for the restaurant next door and helped us figure out the map while we were in their country.  Thanks you guys!  


And so, the cab has been called.  We are checked out and waiting for the transport to the airport.


Wow... I was expecting a cab, but it was actually a transport service that took us there.


and then the "near death" experience began!  Not kidding.......


It was raining and our driver drove like a maniac!  It was so bad that Chris started singing to Jesus!  hahaha.  I'm not lying, ya'll.....I was cracking up......


I am glad that there was not a ridiculous traffic jam like there can be at times there.  But still in all, the road was wet and the driver was a lunatic!


And one point, we were stopped at a light and a very ANGRY driver got out of his car and came over to the driver's window and cursed him out in Czech or what may have been Russian.  How do I know, you may ask.  Well, he wasn't telling him to have a great day...haha.  I'm sure of that! We were glad to see this sign....
 

And the whole ride was so nerve bending that were equally glad to see these!!


AND, then we find out that they guy dropped us off at the WRONG place...(shaken my head at this point)....We just had to laugh and get ourselves turned in the right direction.


Which meant that we had to take the elevator a do a bit of walking.....elevator sounds good to me...:-)


I couldn't figure out for the life of me why they had this train there on a track that could not be ridden.  I guess it was just "art".


We walked on further and saw this display. Now, we're talking! There was some little person inside the train....:-)


Finally got to our gate and waited to board our plane, but not for long.  It was a 2 1/2 hour ride to England from Prague....


Next thing ya know (and one nap later)......we were in London.  London proved to be our last time to take a picture.  At least it was for me.  By the time we got through customs and dealt with language barriers, we had to literally go straight onto the next plane and were usually nearly the last ones to get on!
  

We got into our own city on schedule, tired and ready for bed.  The good thing is that when we got in it was 10:15 at night.  So, grabbing a snack and going to bed came really easy for us....:-). Chris was in bed and asleep before I even had a chance to really digest the fact that we were home! But, it was good to be back and to savor the idea that my home is one level and I only have TWO steps outside my door....:-) haha.  Lord knows I was tired of all those stairs!  

It has been a very full trip and a wonderful experience jumping from one country to the next in a three week period.  But I think the most rewarding part was being able to take all of you with us....:-).
Thanks for coming along with us during the good and the bad.  We are glad you came and hope you enjoyed your vacation!

See you someone else in the world!
Scooterchick  

6 comments:

bob skoot said...

Pat & Chris:

what a great time you two had. Eating and walking and eating and walking and eating and walking . . .

too bad about your "lost" wallet. Hope you managed to get your driver's lic and credit card(s) replaced.

I was also "bumped" in Shanghai. Lots of people, crowed but I only lost some memory cards, luckily no photos on them

It's too bad thieves target the tourists who bring in much needed funds into their economy, keep their restaurants, hotels and tour companies in business.

I like the way Chris orders his desserts. They always looked so delicious.

welcome home . . .

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Scootard said...

Thanks for being my love, my companion and great travel partner. We had fun didn't we?Still in all glad to be home.

Trobairitz said...

So glad you made it home safe and sound and only have two stairs at home.

It was a pleasure to read along on your travels and I thank you for posting so diligently.

Welcome home.

Patricia Carpenter said...

Thanks,Bob,
Yes we were able to get everything taken care of as soon as we got back. They are even sending a temporary drivers license for him. It all worked out and the theives actually got ....well, nothing except an old leather wallet!

Patricia Carpenter said...

Thank you, Brandy....:-). It was wonderful to have all of you with us! I'm thinking about Whales in the UK next...haha. But will have to see. I might end up in Liberia on ministry business first...

Patricia Carpenter said...

Thanks for being a great travel partner, Chris....:-). And bearing with me when I got grumpy about those stairs...:-). It is good to back home again. Looking forward to our time on the road back to Canada next month...