18.07.2013 - 18.07.2013 28 °C
We drove and drove and drove today, only stopping for food and fuel on our six hour travel day. After lunch at a little roadside restaurant, Mom and Dad gave Abby and I the 45 remaining koruna (just under $2.50 Canadian) to spend at the gas station convenience store. We each got treats for the road, and were going to have just two koruna left, which we were going to keep as souvenirs. Unfortunately, I decided just to hand the clerk everything, and even after counting through the change twice, he didn't give those two little coins back. I was upset on principle, as well as a little disappointed that we weren't going to have any Czech money to bring back with us. Luckily, Mom had kept a coin. Still, the nerve of him!
Our apartment is clean and spacious, and I like it even though Abby and I have to share a bed. Mom and Dad went grocery shopping, and Dad made what he thought was going to be some sort of delicious Alaskan fish alongside ravioli and green beans. It turns out all they had bought was pollock, and we've never eaten fish that needed more tartar sauce. The ravioli was good, though, and the green beans were something of a rare treat, as they seem to be particularly uncommon in Europe. Yes, I know that the two stolen koruna and what we ate for dinner might not be of any great interest, but as it was a travel day, that's about all I have to write about. Our next post, however, will detail our first day in the famous city of Vienna, which is sure to be much more exciting than this one.
13 days to go!