Saturday, September 26, 2009

Papal Tease

Today as been pretty busy so far. This morning Gabrielle and I walked to the Prague Castle-- carefully avoiding the Charles Bridge (which was packed with tourists). On our way we passed the Church of Our Lady beneath the Chain and ran into a sea of people. Hundreds of people were lined up and after first thinking this was the line to the castle we soon discovered that the Pope was in town and would be coming this way!

I immediately started thinking about what it would be like to see the Holy Father coming down a street we had just stumbled on. So we waited 15 minutes and then the bells began ringing and the police started pushing people back-- off in the distance we could hear police sirans. This was it!

And then the motorcycles appeared, next a police car, then a black sedan, another black sedan, another black sedan, a van, another van and then...that was it. Police started walking away and a huge groan sounded through the crowd. I just started laughing. How silly to think that we would be so lucky!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Nick, are you sure the pope wasn't in one of those sedans? Anyway, that was pretty cool! I'm happy that you are enjoying Prague. Too bad you can't spend more time there. These two weeks have gone so quickly for you. I can't believe you will be back home tomorrow. We will be praying that you have a safe trip back to the states. God bless. Love, Mom