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!