Then I told you how I played stowaway (make that spoiled business-class traveler) on his most recent four-day trip to Prague, flying over the ocean on October 17 and flying back on the 20th.
So now we're all caught up.
Having a husband who flies here, there, and everywhere makes movie-watching interesting--especially when you live in a house where you are the only woman among six men, so you watch more action/adventure-type movies, like the Bourne and Mission Impossible franchises, than you do romantic comedies. These macho sorts of films always seem to be shot in exotic locales like Rome, or Moscow, or Athens, or Paris...or Prague. All places that my husband has been multiple times. And as the action is unfolding, he'll usually say something like, "I've been to that plaza." Or "I've walked on that street." And I'll usually tease him, saying something like, "Oooh, la-di-da! You're such a world traveler." (But actually, he IS a world traveler. So joke's on me!)
When we were in Prague, I was so taken with the iconic Charles Bridge. The view is spectacular, to put it mildly. And all along its length on either side, there are larger-than-life-sized holy statues. It's truly an homage to the Faith, and so heart-stoppingly beautiful that I think I could spend all day on it and never get bored. Its wide, cobbled walkway was teeming with tourists the whole time we were there.
And bonus: my husband informed me that now when I watch the first installment of Mission Impossible, which was shot in Prague, I'll be able to do what he usually does and say, "Hey, I recognize that street! I recognize those stairs! I stood on that bridge!" He found this YouTube video clip for me, so that shortly after I'd walked the same route Tom Cruise walks in this scene from the movie, I could watch it on my iPhone and have the thrill of firsthand recognition.
Anyway, without further ado I'll show you some of the photos I took while we were walking across Prague's Charles Bridge (and not falling off of it, like John Voigt's unfortunate character).