Monday morning we got up and went to Jonny's school. He's a teacher at BMA, a highly academic, well reputed school in Frydlant n.O. It's basically the equivalent of a charter school, but is also the only Christian affiliated school in the country. Anyway, it's awesome. It's small and has a great family feel about it, something atypical of Czech high schools. We took lots of pix with the regular camera, so be looking for shots of it when we post all our pix at the end of this week. We got to sit in on four classes, which was really neat. Jonny's english class was first and Nathan and I got to give the class lesson! We shared about two American cities: NYC and Los Angeles. Actually, I learned a lot believe it or not, in preparing the lessons. The kids responded well and we did a game at the end. After that, we sat in on a computer class and two more english classes (one with 3rd year students and one with 4th year students). At Jonny's break we headed down the street to another typical Czech restaurant. We had a good meal and I finally tried the fried cheese. It's probably the last time I'm doing that. The Czech food is insanely filling. It's all meat and potatoes various ways. Yummy, but really heavy. Anyway, the afternoon was chill for Nate and I. We headed back to the Lobels and did laundry, I did some school work, and such.
When Lisa and Jonny both got home from work, we headed to this retreat hotel up on a nearby mountain to enjoy coffee and play Carcassonne (again). I got a delish latte that I drank way too fast. We also had a typical honey cake with our drinks. Here's a shot of my drink with some "latte art" in the foam and a picture from the resort at sunset. Beautiful.
|I didn't mess with this picture. It really is this picturesque.|
|This reminded me of my friend, Daisy. It's a daisy! On Polish pottery no less. :-)|
After we had a great afternoon of chatting and Lisa & I tying for first against the boys, we headed back down the mountain to buy train tickets for our morning trip into Prague. A bit later, we headed to a cute Portugese restaurant that serves Portuguese and Spanish food for some Paella. Yes, you heard me correctly. Paella in a landlocked country. I have to say it was delish. The owners are an adorable husband and wife who love running their little place. They actually only opened for us yesterday so we were the only ones in the restaurant. It was truly a wonderful evening. Lots of good food, wine, conversation, love, etc. It was a very relaxing and encouraging end to our visit with the Lobels. The free pitcher of Czech-style sangria was also a fantastic treat! Sadly, I didn't take any pictures so you'll just have to use your imagination on that one.
We got back to the Lobels and spent some time praying together for each other, our families and our lives. Such a great thing to have the chance to be with good friends, friends that are basically family, across the world from us. We love them so much and already miss them!! We can't wait for Baby Monkey to arrive!!!
I'm not going to Prague post, as it might make sense to just blog the two days together later in the week. I'll let you know that we made it here, found our hotel and had two good meals so far! =) Please leave some love so I know you're reading! Home to the States in 3 days!