Unsurprisingly, Valentine’s Day is a common thread in this week’s photo challenges. Ailsa from Where’s My Backpack? has gone with Romance and Nancy from Nancy Merrill Photography has chosen The Look of Love. But it was actually Krista from the Daily Post’s theme of Treasure that sparked the idea for my own post.
I’ve very fortunate to have been to Prague twice with Rich and Sue. (And Rich has been two more times, through work.) The last time we were all there, we watched 2007 become 2008.
Prague is a romantic place at any time. And for Rich and Sue, it was extra special to spend a New Year’s Eve in the Czech capital, since December 31st is their wedding anniversary.
“But what’s this got to do with Treasure?” you ask.
Well firstly, Prague itself could be considered a treasure. Secondly, we all treasure our memories of that trip. But the third reason is much more direct.
As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, one of my favourite hobbies is geocaching. In fact, geocaching is one of the major themes in the latest Jaspa’s Journey novel, Jaspa’s Waterloo, but I digress…
The point is, geocaches are basically little Treasure chests, and are hidden all over the world. And during our New Year in Prague we found 41 of them. What’s more, one of the caches we found there happened to be called Romeo a Julie / Romeo and Juliet (GCTKFK for those in the know) and had a romantic theme. To claim a bonus find on this cache, you have to post a photo of you and your partner at the cache location. Here were ours:
OK, admittedly they’re not very good photos. So here are a few more we took during that particular visit to the Czech Republic.
And if that’s not enough for you, there are now three Jaspa’s Journey novels to enjoy as ebooks! Perfect for Kids 8 – 80!