Friday, October 23, 2009

In Prague, I met this guy, John Lennon, your mom and dad might know who he is!

As you can see, his face was painted on this "love wall" along with lots of other pictures and writing... "Imagine"

In Prague, we saw the largest square I've seen on the entire trip. We walked forever to get to the end of it! Jean says it's where something called the Velvet Revolution" happened. It would have taken LOTS of people to fill that entire square, that was really more a rectangle than a square.

"It's beginning to look a lot like London," ... no we haven't extended our stay and gone to London, but i sure would like to have ridden in one of these buses!!, and it seems like I would have had to make a stop over in London! I couldn't convince Jean that we should do that, somehow she was ready to be home!

We arrived sometime while it was dark... last night 11pm .or this morning, 5am, depending on which time you use! But I'm glad to be back in Richmond. Just a little weary of ridding in a back pack, and coming out in the cold. It sure is warm here!!

See you on Monday, and I've brought a friend with me!

Travel'n Tillie

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hello again,

I haven't been able to get to a computer, so there is lots to tell you!!

It's been very cold and rainy this last week. While in Budapest I bundled up and stayed in Jean's backpack most of the time.

Budapest is a city of cats! Here you see a gigantic one, a lion. There are lions guarding the tower bridge. The time we walked over the bridge, it was so windy I almost got blown into the water. The lady in front of us did loose her hat.

Speaking of cat, we saw this very, very, very old Egyptian cat in one of the museums.

In Vienna, I had the special suprise of seeing Mozart and even played his violin. Somehow he wasn't very impressed.

On our way to Prague, we stopped in Slovakia, and I had a chance to talk with this famous guy Napoleon. He offered to give me a tour of France, but I decided to stay with my current tour.

Now I'm in Prague, and you wouldn't believe it, but it I saw snow on the way here. I really has been cold. Jean had kept me tucked into her backpack, so I'm OK. I might have to talk her into one of those scarves, or even a fur hat.
Well tomorrow we begin exploring Prague, some more castles. I wonder if I'll ever see that dragon?
Travel'n Tillie

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Could this be a dragon hatching? What kind of dragon will it be? Bubble blowing, fire breathing??
Here I am way down in the salt mines. Do you see that miner in the background, he's made of salt.

Have fun today,
Travel'n Tillie

Sunday evening:
We have spent two days in Krakow, a town with castles, cathedrals, and some say dragons. I did see what looked like a dragon hatching from an egg today, hum, I wonder how big a dragon is when it hatches!

Today we took an elevator and went DOWN into the earth, to where people found salt... in the rocks. WOW, what amazing stuff!! They had to work really hard to get the rocks from so far down under the ground. Some people even carved statues out of the rock... amazing stuff!

Today in the park I saw the world biggest bubble ever! This guy had a huge bubble blower!!

It's been raining for two days, and I've had to stay in Jean's bag to stay warm. finally today we stopped and got the best hot chocolate. It was so thick, you could actually eat it with a spoon.

Tomorrow we leave Poland and go to Hungary. Wonder if I'll be extra hungary there??

Travel'n Tillie

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Philadelphia airport had a wonderful surprise for all you lego builders.. a huge bell made from legos. Anyone up for a challenge??
Was I ever glad to find our I didn't have to fly across the ocean, I got to ride inside a huge bird that took me over the ocean, and I wasn't even tired when we got to Poland, a little sleepy yes... I did get some sleep after I watched a movie. Yesterday I rode in Jean's backpack while she walked all over Warsaw! At one museum we saw this awesome vehicle, a Kocar, that was used in the Warsaw uprising. Wonder is someone could build one.
Talk about castles, there is an awesome on just across the street from our hotel. A man named Stalin, built it as a gift to the Polish people... they don't like it so much anymore. Now we are going to a concert, maybe we'll hear some music by a famous Polish composer, Chopin. We've already seen several statues to him. The weather has been wonderful, breezy and warm, just right for walk, which Jean seems to enjoy doing.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tuesday, Oct. 6th,

Well they tell me I'm suppose to be really excited about this trip, but hey, spending a day driving to Philadelphia doesn't seem like fun to me. But then flying like a bird, now that sound like fun. Wonder what the currents are like way up there? Wonder what I'll do when I get tired? I imagine flying across an ocean could take some time. First stop is Warsaw, wonder if that related to seesaw? Guess this might be an adventure after all.