July 10th, 2012At Hostivařská přehrada
July 5 and 6 are public holidays in Czech Republic, celebrating the Cyril and Methodius Day and Jan Hus Day respectively. The two dates nicely fell on Thursday and Friday, thus a long weekend for the Czechs. Yey!
Water, Sun, Sand
These were the three main things that kept the kids happy for days. We went to Hostivařská přehrada (Hostivar Beach) on Friday morning as Caity was begging to play sand in the beach. The kids didn’t really mind that the water was brown. They seem to be happy turning the pools of water into dark brown, jumping on it and pretending it was muddy puddles after the rain.
We found ourselves a nice shady spot in front of the playground and with the view of the whole beachfront before us. But when the kids decided it was time to play in the water, M and I took turns watching over them and it was searing hot there by the water! It was about noontime, and sitting without any umbrella or shade turned me into a nice toasted Mama!
We didn’t bring any food with us, but there were lots of kiosks offering various foods and drinks. Párek v rohlíku and grilled sausages were our lunch, paired with lemon flavored beer, which I’m starting to like. We capped off our day there with ice cream on our way out. Geez, I dread checking my weight in the scale at home, with all these unfriendly-diet I’m into lately. But who cares? Summer comes only once a year.
Up next, how we spent the rest of the weekend. (: