Becoming a Schluterman

As of May 22, 2010 I, Lauren Sheldon, became a Schluterman! Craig and I were married (as you all didnt know!) at the International Mother’s Day Shrine in Grafton, WV with a fabulous reception following at the Sheldon Estate! All of the pictures are not yet in – Ben Mahler! – but I do have over 600 to choose from to post on the Shelblog. And even though I am technically no longer a Sheldon, please continue to allow me to post on the SHELblog along with my new wonderful husband Craig. Enjoy!

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Prague

I was reminded once again in Prague not to judge a city or country by one visit.  At the end of a vacation in France, Tim and I were scheduled to spend two days in Prague before flying home.  I have been trying to visit Prague for years.  We had been scheduled to go a couple of different times, but something always intervened canceling our plans. So I was very excited to finally make it for a two day visit.

Prague is truly a beautiful city – though its beauty is somewhat dimmed when you visit during an unusually hot and humid spell and you share the streets with hordes of tourists.  After just one day, I hit my tolerance limit – how do cattle walk so closely together so happily?  The next day Tim and I headed out to the Czech countryside in our rental car for a little more space and into towns that wouldn’t attract the crowds.  It was bliss. Upon our return to Prague for dinner that evening, the weather had cooled and the tourists had moved on.  The city sparkled once again.  Here are some photos of the Prague I expected and finally found:
Old Town Square
Old Town Square
The Astronomical Clock
King Charles Overlooking His Bridge
The Jan Hus Memorial in the Old Town Square
Charles Bridge Statues At Night