Pink Baby Alligator in Austria

The very best way to travel…

Flat Rose Travels Landy in Austria May 2018

 

First stop – Wien – or Vienna for those of us who are US-bound. This is the Upper Belvedere Palace. May is evidently the best month of all to go sightseeing in Wien… nobody else is around.

Flat Rose Travels Landy Vienna Upper Belevedere May 2018

 

Oh. Here are some people leading the way to the Museum of Natural History.

Flat Rose Travels Landy Vienna Museum of Natural History May 2018

 

The Imperial Palace, Hofburg, is in the center of Wien and was built in the 13th century.  I think it looks brand-new.

Flat Rose Travels Landy Vienna Hofburg Palace

 

The gardens and parks in Wien are beautiful and very well-maintained.

Flat Rose Travels Landy Vienna Garden May 2018

 

Pink Baby Alligator and an orange tree. In Austria. Can’t you just hear her?

“Look at this, folks. Landy from Florida found an orange tree in Austria.”

Flat Rose Travels Landy Lemon Tree in Vienna May 2018

 

The Schlossberg is in the center of Graz, the second largest town in Austria. It’s on top of a high hill, that looks more like a mountain to Rose, that overlooks most of the city. Two hundred and sixty steps lead to the top of the hill, but there’s a lift for those who prefer to still be breathing by the time they get to the top.

Flat Rose Travels Landy Graz Austria Schlossenberg UNESCO World Heritage Site June 2018

 

Guess who Landy and Rose ran into at the Eggenberg Palace? Yep, it’s Petey!

Flat Rose Travels Landy Graz Austria Petey June 2018

 

Here’s an admirer who is wondering if that really is Petey.  Or… if I may …. a fan looking at a fan. Hahaha.

Flat Rose Travels Landy Eggenberg Palace and Petey June 2018

 

Pink Rose found a pink rose. Well done, Landy.

 

Flat Rose Travels Landy Graz Austria Roses June 2018

 

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Pink Baby Alligator in Czech Republic

Flat Rose Travels Landy Oreo May 2018

#FlatRose is ready to travel with Landy to the Czech Republic. Oreo is ready to go too. Oreo has a reservation at a Doggie Spa while #FlatRose and Landy fly. But I’m not going to tell him.

Flat Rose Travels Landy comfy bed May 2018

#FlatRose Travel Tip: Check the bed. This one checked out just fine.

 

Flat Rose Travels Landy Maiselova synagogue May 2018

#FlatRose is at the Maiselova synagogue in Praha. Or Maisel Synagogue in Prague for us who aren’t fluent.  It is one of the historical monuments of the former Prague Jewish Ghetto.

Flat Rose Travels Jewish Cemetery Landy May 2018

#FlatRose visits a Jewish cemetery with Landy. Europe, especially Eastern Europe has centuries of history. Our eyes might find the stones crowded, but the Czech Republic is roughly the size of South Carolina.

 

Flat Rose Travels Landy Soan Synagogue May 2018

#FlatRose and Landy visited the Soan Synagogue – the Spanish Synagogue for us English-only readers.

 

Flat Rose Travels Landy Bone Church May 2018

According to #FlatRose, the most interesting building they saw was the Bone Church.  The Sedlec Ossuary is a small Roman Catholic chapel, part of the former Selec Abby in a suburb of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic.  After 1511, the task of exhuming skeletons and stacking their bones in the chapel was given to a half-blind monk of the order. There are reported to be between 40,000 to 70,000 skeletons in the ossuary.

No more bone church pictures, just in case you’ve got the heebie-jeebies, but can you imagine the monk stacking the bones and skulls carefully, praying for each person? No? That was my first thought – what a responsibility!

Flat Rose Travels Landy Pizza May 2018

#FlatRose recommends a Four Cheese pizza and a nice dark adult beverage – for those who are adults – after a long day of walking and sightseeing in the Czech Republic.

Na Zdravi, Landy!

Pink Baby Alligator, Marketing Assistant

#FlatRose took her new assignment as Marketing Assistant seriously at the I Heart Books signing event in Jacksonville, FL.

When folks stepped close enough to snitch a piece of candy, Rose directed them to the opportunity to be eligible for our drawing for a free book, Sweet Deal Sealed, and the opportunity to be among the first to know when The Girl Who Saw Clouds is published. Triple bonus!

She was a little embarrassed for the balloon creature that was supposed to be an alligator, according to the balloon guy. Rose was heard to whisper it looked more like an anteater.

 

Where’s Rose?

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We’re at the Hamfest in Waldo.

We had the primo spot! Right by the entrance where everyone said, “Good morning” when they walked in the door and next to the garbage can where everyone said, “Howyadoing?” when they dumped their trash.

Do you see #FlatRose?

Pink Baby Alligator on Veterans Day

Pink Baby Alligator went to the Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate Veterans Day. There were bands, speeches, organizations with information for veterans, and food. The smell of the burgers on the large smoky grill filled the air.

She helped staff the Gainesville Amateur Radio Society. Do you see her pointing at the skydiver in the sky? But best of all – The American Flags waving in the breeze.

To all our veterans, we salute you. Thank you for your service.