Magdalena's Family Blog

27 September 2010

Mělník Wine Festival

Mělník is a lovely town about an hour out of Prague. Each year they hold a Vinobrani (Wine Festival) with loads of handmade crafts, wine and food stands, open-air theater, puppet shows, and rides for the whole family to enjoy. We took a day trip for a fun-filled family adventure two weeks ago. Here's a "taste" of what we found. :-)
The rivers merging in the town center...The peaceful quiet of the water's current was such a beautiful and wondrous contrast to the loud bustling and activity of the festival.
My dear family overlooking the rivers.
Magdalena and Mommy riding on a swan. Magdalena chose which animal and which color she wanted as soon as she spotted this ride. I held my breath that it'd still be available after we purchased our tickets! We got on the last pink swan.
Vojta sharing some snack with Daddy. They took turns putting the křupky in each others' mouths. :-)
Magdalena proudly displaying her bag of treats - KŘUPKY!! (Puffed corn with a sweet coating.) And, for those who are wondering about the size of this bag - yes, it WAS as big as she is!
And the reason for such a big bag of snackage? Petr Kolář! He's the long-haired hunk in the middle of the stage. His voice is so raw and smooth at the same time. I own one of his cd's and have wanted to hear him in person ever since I first heard one of his songs on the radio. The křupky kept the kids in one place long enough for me to enjoy about 4 or 5 songs of the concert before we moved on to more rides!This little man fell asleep almost as soon as we left the concert area. He slept through the sellers touting their wares over bullhorns, loud music projected over speakers, and bumper cars colliding. He didn't sleep but about 30 minutes, but he was a trooper and all smiles the rest of the day.Magdalena and Daddy on the bumper cars. He drove, but I have a feeling she directed him in the right direction. ;-)Magdalena took a few pictures, too. Petr and I seldom have our picture taken together, so we took advantage of having a blossoming photographer with us. This little church is in the square where we ate our picnic lunch.


At 28 September, 2010 16:01, Blogger Emily said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time.

At 13 January, 2011 16:38, Blogger Gale said...

What a great day! Enjoy those family times, they are few and far between. And the kids grow up so fast! Everyone told me that, which I didn't believe. But here we are--all our kids grown up with families of their own now!


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