The Messina Family

The Messina Family
Barcelona 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Making our way to St. Vitrus's Cathedral

We took an afternoon to walk up to the castle and see St. Vitrus's Cathedral, which we had such a beautiful view of over the Charles River. THere was a vineyard on the hills walking up there and the views of Prague were spectacular. Amanda and I stopped and took a picture of a couple of American men, a father and son from New York, and they took our picture as well. We stopped and talked to them for awhile and they thanked us for our husband's service to our country. :o) The father was probably in his late 60's maybe early 70's..(I am not a good judge of age) and he was saying he had been in the U.S. Navy for awhile...then took a job as a young man traveling around and working on a Norwegian tramp steamer. He just had published a book about it! I looked it up on and found it and got it just before Christmas. It is called Sea Interludes: Rogue Adventure on a Tramp Steamer. The man's name is Andreas Bradden. I am looking forward to reading it! How cool is that? He stopped the first friendly faces he saw and was happy to find that we were American. Then a conversation ensued and he found out we lived in Norway...what a stroke of luck! He'd spent some time working with Norwegians! :o) One of those very cool coincidences!

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