Friday, July 22, 2016

Polish Tourists

We do manage to find time to do the more typical tourist things when we are in Poland also. Here are some of this year's highlights.

Free ping pong in an empty store inside a mall

Great view of the city from up here!

They both wanted to sit on B's lap when waiting for the train.

Waiting under an overpass during a quick rain and they both caught their cousin, but still couldn't move him.

Growling tigers at the zoo

That's not supposed to happen! We weren't on either - we had decided to walk since it wasn't far.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wroclaw Gnomes!

This has become a highlight of every trip to Poland. There are small gnome statues hidden around the city. Many have been there for years, but some are new and some have been moved. There are apps you can download to find them more easily. We prefer to wander and be surprised. Here are some of our favorites this year (we found many, many more).

She wanted to hold his hand, but first she explained why he really shouldn't be smoking

Gnomes fixing a cash register found in front of a store

He's not making it any easier for them to move the ball

Gnomes of differing abilities

Spraying water gnome

Shopping gnome

Cool guitar gnome

Gnome at an atm, next to a real atm

I wish more cities would do something like this. We see more of the city and the kids never complain. They ask to go for a gnome hunt. It's not unusual for us to spend hours walking around hunting for gnomes and discovering new stores and parts of the city we wouldn't have otherwise.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Sharing a bed means keeping them apart!
*Note instead of sleeping with the animals they brought they are sleeping with their cousin's animals

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


We love finding public art and Europe in general has more than most American cities (though some are certainly close or catching up).

This guy is floating out of the building with the help of a balloon

Proof they aren't tall enough to play a bass yet

I think the bear still has the longest tongue