We had an entirely different vacation set up, but one of the people who was supposed to come along, was unable to go (my son because he couldn't get the time off from the military). So...we changed our plans at the last second, totally on impulse (the one and only time we've ever done that). We went someplace we'd never been: Prague, in the Czech Republic. It ended up being a fantastic decision, and instantly became one of our family's all-time, most favorite places to visit.
My teen getting his Prague on...and he quickly learned that dress shoes aren't always the best choice for a long walk on vacation. Something his mother had to learn on her own too, many times over. ;)
The time change was a bit much for little man. He slept a lot, even at the toy store.
Look who is awake, just in time to see a big castle around the corner. :)
Changing of the Guard at Prague Castle
The churches were beautiful inside and out.
There was no shortage of things to do.
This is a staircase in the National Museum.
It's pretty impressive, right? The museum itself was really great too.
Even the teen liked it, and he thought he was beyond the years of enjoying museums. ;)
We explored Wenceslas Square after we left the museum.
I really enjoyed my time at the Astronomical Clock. There were a lot of people there to see it, and I could see why. I didn't want to tear myself away from it.
Charles Bridge was another area where I could stay for days. There was a lot of construction going on around us, but it was still very beautiful to be there.
Even though the weather was a bit chilly (we like to travel during the 'off season' and the skies stayed gray, it was still such a remarkable place to see.
And of course, the classic Prague views stay with you. This photo is blown up and hangs in my house. I absolutely love it.
The water views were very pretty too, and very distinct. I bet anyone in the world who is familiar with the city, would know where we are, just by looking at the background.
And I'll finish by mentioning the food. There was not a bad meal to be had in the city of Prague. Even the breakfast was delicious!!
Our visit to this city will always hold a special place in my memories, and I'm so glad we made last minute changes to make this our destination. How about you? Have you ever changed vacation plans at the last second and it turned out to be a very good thing?