June 21st, 2011Father’s Day at Zámek Ctěnice
Got two things on my mind that day – a picnic and pony-rides. I did my research, but badly. There was nothing wrong with the place, in fact it was a wonderland – well-manicured garden with the greenest grass and foliage, then there were benches, a bridge, a gazebo and probably a lot more since we didn’t get to explore the whole place. But only the part we saw already made a good impression on me. Truly a great place to spend a Prague weekend. So what can be bad about it? According to my research, they have stables, or horses. Since I’ve been promising Caity to let her go on a pony-ride, I thought they have that service too. Unfortunately, M said they only have a riding school. Too bad.
Anyway, we spent most of our time there in the playground. The kids had fun trying out the slide and riding on the horse rocker (or whatever its called). It was a perfect place for a picnic; there were lots of shades provided by the big trees around. Only the weather didn’t cooperate. It was cold and windy that we decided to eat our packed lunch at home instead. They have a nice restaurant with an access to the park’s playground which was very suitable for family with kids. There was even a bouncing castle beside it. Unfortunately we brought our own food (baked chicken with lemon grass stuffing..) which would be a waste if we didn’t eat it. We do plan to go back there one weekend, to try out their gastronomic dishes though.
On to more pictures…
1,2,3 slide! That’s what a father should be! Spending time with the kids, playing with them, making them happy, even on his “day”…
I like the idea of using a log as the horse’s back adding a rustic appeal, unlike the usual commercial playground equipment that we’ve been seeing around.
Exploring what’s behind the chateau.
And what a nice surprise waiting for us! We found two peacocks hiding in a cave.
The dark clouds were threatening us, thus we hurried home. We had our picnic in our living room instead, laid out a blanket on the floor and placed our food there, viola! We had an indoor picnic!
Happy father’s day and a big hurrah to the best dad Caity and Adie can ever have! Thank you for being their SUPER TÁTA!
M and the kids…
I’d like to greet my own dad a happy father’s day too. I hoped you like my treat. Thank you for being a wonderful and supportive dad!! I miss you and love you very much!
Kudos to all the dads out there, working hard to provide the needs of their respective families, making kids and mommies happy, sometimes even at the expense of being away from their loved ones.