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Sunday March 14, 2010-We just got into our apartment today! We are so happy to leave the Bohemian Penzion. It was so dark and interesting! We live on
Varsavska Street, just off of metro stop Namesti Miru. The street looks so cool, it is still all in cobblestones. We really do have a nice yet small apartment, we can clean the whole thing in 1/2 hour. It's the greatest! We are excited to make our own food, we have basically eaten out for over 3 weeks.We are trying to move in tonight so we can start with our first activity tomorrow night. We're still not sure what we are doing but we are working on it.
We got our tram passes yesterday, so we can now start on some short adventures. You would love to ride on the metro here. There is an escalator that has over 100 stairs that you have to go down to get to the metro. It is as tall as 2 houses on top of each other. It is amazing, and we get to go down and up those stairs at least twice a day. When we get on the metro, (it is kind of like a fast train) we travel underneath the river, and underneath all of the buildings. You would love it. We had our first FHE last night and it was incredible. There were 6 investigators and about 23 YA's. We fed them dinner, then they shared favorite scriptures and played a silly game. They loved it! I haven't seen YA's laughing and enjoying something this much for a long time. The kids love Elder and Sister Robbins! They are great people. We take over starting next Monday. We head to Hradec Kralove for another Outreach with a different group of YA's today at about 2 pm. We are looking forward to meeting more wonderful young people. . The gospel is true, this is going to be a great adventure.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
We rode in the little red hatchback until Brno, then piled in the Mission Van with 2 other couples and headed for Prague. We saw so many castles on the way, but only talked them into stopping to take a couple pictures. We stayed in Alexander's Penzion in Prague for 9 days, while we waited for the Apartment to be available. It is just a block away from the Church so very convenient. It is affectionately referred to as the Bohemian Penzion. It was quite interesting, flowers stapled to the curtains and walls etc. I took pictures because it was interesting and hard to describe. Our first Sunday was Fast and Testimony Meeting, and it was great! We could even understand some of the language. Ha ha They had language transmitters for us giving us the translation. We had to spend that first Sunday in a dark, very small, far from stellar room. To get some light we took a short walk to a park and looked over the city. It is beautiful. There are beautiful Church spires everywhere. The castle is just up the street and we can't wait to go for a visit. Staying at the Penzion got old very quickly. Living out of a suitcase for that long was tough on me, I couldn't find anything. You know my anal side of knowing where things are....I was going a little bit crazy but I held on until we got into our apartment on Sunday, March 14th.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Our accommodations have been far from stellar, but we have managed. We had to walk up 6 flights of stairs to our place in Vienna. The elevator was just too scary for me so to the stairs I went. Terry's favorite thing here is the toilets, see for yourself! We slept well and the next morning found us in meetings until noon being trained for our Outreach program. We then squeezed into a tiny, red hatchback car and left for Prague.
Friday, 14 May 2010
I don't know how we did it, but we managed to stay out until dark in our quest to stay awake so we could adjust quicker to the time change. As the sun went down we were well rewarded. The buildings were suddenly all lit up . . . it was magical! We found a little German Cafe and ate an authentic German meal for a very big price but had a wonderful time. We headed back to our home for the night, for some much needed rest at Andreas Penzion.