Monday, Day 7 – Prague (Czech Republic)

http://www.nagroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/20110701-093919.jpg

I can’t believe we are getting on another bus so soon but here we are at 5:45 a.m., gluttons for punishment to head to Prague. We arrive at 2 p.m. To our Panorama Hotel, a four-star here in the Czech …

Posted in 2011 Summer Trip | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Thursday, Day 3 – Lake Balaton (Hungary)

http://www.nagroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/20110701-084143.jpg

Our Hungarian cousins took us just a skip down the road to the resort area of Lake Balaton, the second largest lake in Europe, which is about 90 kilometers long. We first stop at a small town above the lake, …

Posted in 2011 Summer Trip | Tagged | Leave a comment

Sunday, Day 6 – Kampenwand (Aschau, Germany)

http://www.nagroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/20110701-084255.jpg

Sunday greets us with cool rain so we wait for the afternoon to hike the Kampenwand, which translates to Comb because the top peaks look like the teeth of a comb. Our trail begins right outside the Brucker, our home …

Posted in 2011 Summer Trip | Tagged | Leave a comment

Tuesday, Day 1 – Munich

http://www.nagroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/20110628-055854.jpg

Munich or here in Germany – Munchen! We are so tired as we trudge the city after being up over 24 hours from flying. But, we have an 11 p.m. bus to catch to Budapest and we are alone and …

Posted in 2011 Summer Trip, Food | Tagged | Leave a comment

Here’s to The Bard!

http://www.nagroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_4870-300x225.jpg

Tuesday night, John and I happened upon Shakespeare in the Park, a FREE performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged.  This was a rollicking parody of The Bard’s works performed by 3 guys in the lovely Louisville …

Posted in 2011 Summer Trip, Events | 2 Comments

AP English Reading Marathon

http://www.nagroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_4860-300x225.jpg

As most of you know, I am spending the week in Louisville, Kentucky as a hired National English Literature Exam Reader.  What exactly am I doing, you ask?  Each May, 359,000 high school seniors across America take this exam, which …

Posted in 2011 Summer Trip | Leave a comment

The Call to Post

http://www.nagroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Joy-Julep-225x300.jpg

John decided we must visit Churchill Downs since my family is big on the Derby, with a sometimes-annual gathering of race lovers donning hats and placing fake bets on the horses we want to win at Our Old Wisconsin Home. …

Posted in 2011 Summer Trip | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Louisville, day one…

http://www.nagroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG01118-20110609-1855-300x225.jpg

Here in Louisville, somewhere South of the Middle:  We entered downtown Louisville crossing the central bridge over the Ohio River on Thursday, June 9.  As I looked lovingly at the bridge on our right and the bridge on our left, …

Posted in 2011 Summer Trip, Food | Tagged , | 3 Comments