The Motherland

My sister suggested that we travel to Prague in 2018. My mother and her sister joined us. Our trip happened to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of our Czech family establishing a homestead in the U.S.

Last Beer

On the last day, Beth woke up early and caught a flight out of Vienna. Sequoia, Dana, and I took a train back to Prague. The three of us spent the day navigating, drinking beer, navigating again, drinking more beer, dinner, more navigating, and finally a quiet evening resting up for the long return trip. 

There were no restaurants anywhere near our hotel (Sky Hotel Prague), but we ultimately discovered Břevnov Monastery which was founded in 993 A.D. It is the first Benedictine monastery in Bohemia (which the Czech Republic used to be part of), and it also has the oldest tradition of beer brewing in the Czech Republic.

We enjoyed a traditional Czech meal among locals at the Klášterní šenk restaurant at the monastery. Sequoia and I split the leg of rabbit and larded dumplings with creamy Czech sauce or, "Pečený králíkův běh na smetaně se špekovým knedlíkem," as the locals prefer to call it.

The following day began a roughly 40 hour travel "adventure" home due to flight delays.