19 July 2011

zakopane and warsaw

the southernmost portion of poland is it's mountainous region (zack-o-PON-ee). we spent 2 days there climbing mountains, enjoying cold, aqua-colored streams fed by snow melt....

and, of course, visiting a water park!

our last day was warsaw, which was much like krakow, but not as nice, i thought. it was raining like crazy, so we spent some time in the royal castle, which had the most beautiful wood inlay floors.....

and a cool oval marble staircase (darn that person who stepped into my shot at the bottom of the staircase!).


some wrapping up pictures...we had some fantastic sniadanie (shnee-a-DON-yeh....breakfasts) while we were there (my favorite meal of the day actually)....


croissants with bowls of chocolate, honey and fruit preserves to dip into....



mmmmm....my favorite...farmers cheese with green onion and slices of fresh veggies....



fresh-from-the-hen eggs with bacon....



and thank goodness i finally learned how to correctly order kawa americano i mleko about halfway through the trip....

and, really, my favorite part? having them discover that when left on their own, they're great pals....

1 comment:

Barbara said...

I love seeing all these photos and hearing about your trip. Lucky family!