Sunday, August 9, 2009

10 hours in the car within 30 hours.

I'm here! I'm here! We went to Poland this weekend.  Well, I should clarify, we went Polish Pottery shopping.  We in no way went to Poland to see Poland or explore.  I mean, we would have, if we had the time (crossing into Poland is very uneventful and it is very impoverished looking. It takes a lot of driving to get to bigger cities to do sightseeing), but we didn't so the trip was purely pottery driven.  We left the house Saturday morning, arrived at shopping destination #1 around 2:30pm and shopped until 6:30pm when the shops were beginning to close.  I loved it, everything was beautiful and there was so much of it that it was totally overwhelming.  I bought some great pieces at amazing prices.  Even Brian enjoyed looking around and Luke and Hannah were perfect.  I gave Luke my iTouch and he sat in the shops and happily listened to music (mostly Lady Gaga's Poker Face over and over and over) and wasn't tempted to touch a single thing.  We drove back into Germany to spend the night in Bautzen and had an amazing dinner at an old German restaurant where they served drinks in clay jugs and the male servers wore monk's robes - it was meant to make us feel like we were dining 1000 years ago.  :)  I have a lot of pictures of Polish Pottery and a lot of pictures of Bautzen.  We unfortunately didn't even scratch the surface with either location but we had fun and enjoyed what we did see.  I'll leave you with a picture of purchases and a couple of the kiddos since I KNOW you are dying for updated pics.  :)  I'll post trip pictures later this week. 

My loot!

This is what you get when you tell at 3 1/2 year old to smile.  CHEESE!

1 comment:

Kerum said...

SO jealous of the pottery! LOVE Polish Pottery, but don't love paying the prices in the US!

The kids are so cute..and getting big! I sometimes get the same cheesy grin from Austin when I ask him to smile! So funny!