On the morning of the 31st we woke up to an early alarm. We drank coffee and ate cereal and then I prepared some food to take on the road while Mario got the car ready to go. After promising his Mom that I would make Mario drive slowly and carefully we left the house, picked up two friends, and were on our way to Prague! Although it was barely 9 in the morning, no "open container" laws in Europe meant beers in the car on the way to Prague (except for the driver, of course!).
|Minion comes with to Prague!|
On our little walk from the parking to the center, an older gentleman heard the boys speaking German and struck up a conversation. It turns out that he had worked as a cameraman based in Germany for 30 years and gave us some information and advice about Prague.
|Our new friend in Prague|
|Finally found a place with a free table!!!|
I think some of the guys would have liked to shut down the club at 8 AM, but by a little after 5 at least some of us, myself included, were ready to be done. It was around 6 AM when we left Prague and kudos to Mario for getting us all safely home, despite the fact that he hadn't slept in 24 hours. When we got home to Hilpoltstein we showered and then immediately crashed until the afternoon.
Despite our sleepiness, we still managed to make something out of New Year's Day. In the late afternoon we drove over to Mario's grandparents' house to wish them a Happy New Year and visit for a bit with them and some other relatives. For some reason I was really nervous on the drive over there. Mostly just about being the awkward foreign girlfriend. I didn't want to do anything to embarrass myself and I guess I'm just the type of person who really wants others to like me. I didn't have anything to worry about though, because Mario's whole family is super nice and I was actually really proud of myself for understanding more German than the last time I met them and being able to participate in the conversations a bit. Before we left I got to see their dairy cows and barn cats and we all know kitties make everything better :)
In the evening Mario studied a little bit and I finished my cross stitch of a cute little hedgehog holding a balloon before finishing off the night by watching dart championships on TV.
Yet again we managed to pull off one heck of a New Year's Eve, number three as the super duper Mario-Chelsea team! Happy 2014 everybody!