Friday, February 16, 2007

Last night I worked my first shift back at my old stomping grounds, the Critical Care Unit. I have to say I had a great shift, and it felt good to be back. It felt really good to have so many people happy to see me again, lots of hugs and kisses. Because it's a huggy-kissy kind of place there was nothing weird or unusual about that. The funny thing is, the Recovery Room is located just on the other side of a bridge, about 50 metres away but secluded behind the OR doors so the rest of the hospital often has no idea where it even is. I really wasn't that far away. Anyway, I came home this morning and slept like a Baby. (a non-colicky baby!) I'm back in the Unit again tonight for another 12 hour shift, and Greg is having The Boys over for a Jam Night. I'm planning on doing quite a few Friday night shifts over the winter months, one because it's a guaranteed shift, they are usually short-staffed and two, to give Greg some time to work on his music with the guys. (And I don't have to listen to their racket!)

I'm starting to get really pumped about our trip to Europe in May. Berlin and Amsterdam are booked, and now I'm working on a four day trip to Prague. I've always wanted to go there, and I'm thinking that this is the perfect opportunity. I want to see as much as we can, and although we could venture forth and see more of Germany or the Netherlands, I've got my heart set on Prague. And since I am the Tour Manager, I get to do what I want! Three countries in two weeks. I think it will be a great first trip to Europe for Greg. I want to give him the travel bug so that we can have a yearly adventure and he'll be as excited about it as I am.

In Amsterdam, I have booked a Budget hotel that is located directly across the canal from Anne Frank's House . I visited the museum years ago, and recall that I had intended to re-read The Diary of a Young Girl when I got home from that trip. That never happened, but it is now next on my reading list. I'm hoping that Greg will also take an interest in reading it, but I won't hold my breath.

A question: Does anyone know of an inexpensive apartment to rent in Prague? Or a Budget hotel, or B&B that they would recommend? I'm looking for something under 70 Euros a night. Thanks!

8 comments:

Lori said...

Sounds like a great trip! I went to Amsterdam two years ago and really enjoyed it. Very cool place. Be sure to check out the Kattenkabinet cat museum. It's a bit over the top with cat stuff but you also get to see a grand residence on the canal, which is worth the admission. I've also heard there's a cat barge called "de Poezenboot."

You might try tripadvisor.com to help you find a hotel in Prague. You can read lots of reviews and there are links to hotels.com and orbitz.com, which will help you find good rates. I've had a lot of luck finding good hotels using these online resources.

Pez said...

I am excited for you too! You and Greg will have a great time.

Of course, I am MORE excited about your trip to Seattle in March though. :)

Begered said...

How exciting! You almost have it all planned out. Sorry I don't have any info on Prague for you. I am sure you will find something great and have a great time.

Donna said...

If you take me with you I will find you wonderful accomodation in any city...

Bob-kat said...

What a lovely welcome back you had a t work :-)

Your trip sounds fabulous! I went to Prague last year but I'm afraid I stayed in a more expensive hotel. It is a wonderful place and I am sure you'll love it. I will post some of my pics soon on my blog for you :-)

Mitey Mite said...

How nice to be welcomed back like that! And your trip sounds fabulous. Holland will be a sea of flowers at that time. I haven't made it to Prague yet, so I can't help you on that one. But I know you are going to have a wonderful time.

Kristi said...

Your trip sounds awesome. I cant wait to read about it and see your photos.

Please tell Europe hello for me, and that I miss her, and that somehow, someday, I will see her again!!

mar said...

Haven't been here in a while and I am glad to hear about your trip! it sounds like an exciting week! Haven't been to Prague but from what I have heard you should be able to find what you are looking for. Good luck!