Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Days of a Pub Culture

It's certainly true that the best times you can have are when surrounded by friends. And no where is there an atmosphere better suited to this particular hang-out world than the pub culture that permeates the Czech Republic. It may be freezing and dark outside (as it is a good portion of the year there) but inside, downstairs, and/or in the back corners of some of the county's most unique restaurants you can find friends, food and frothy cheer in enough plenty to set even the coldest of hearts aglow.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

White Wanderings

In honor of the first snow of the season, I'm taking a look back at the lovely scenes of Snowpocalypse 2010.

It may have shut down the entire city for days on end (truly pathetic in the eyes of a Chicagoan) but as I was still only a visitor to this lovely city, I had a splendid time frolicking and shirking all responsibility. At weekend's end I just drove away, leaving a beautiful, white weekend behind.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter Wonderland Come Early

Wisconsin seemed to have decided to skip Thanksgiving weather and jump straight to Christmas weather.

It's hard to complain though when a fresh layer of snow reflects both the brilliant blue sky and invites all sorts of snow mischief. So armed with a blaze orange hat, tall boots and the promise of hot chocolate upon my return, I set off.
Jumping, stumbling and bumbling along my way.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pixilated Happiness

Sometimes the world is so beautiful, it takes your breath away.