Wow, I’ve been really behind on posting trips. I really have no good excuse for that… except for maybe that my laptop bit it. But I got a new one today, so no more excuses! 🙂
One of our good friends, Sam, planned this trip to Bucharest. I agreed because the idea of not having to plan an entire trip by myself always sounds wonderful. She invited a bunch of other people who also agreed to join us and we had a daily party on our 4 day trip.
Travelling to Romania wasn’t a trip we had thought much about before, so I’m glad we did it in a big group. It was a short week and then a short plane ride in a plane half full with coworkers and other groups that weren’t part of ours. Hooray for cheap air fare!
the whole group minus me. From L to R: Stephanie (a doctor I’ve worked with ever since Portsmouth!), the hubs, Kyle (we work in the clinic together), Sam (trip planner extraordinaire/worked on the ward with her), Audrey’s in the stroller, Angela (works in the ER), and Brookes (also works in the ER)
Bucharest was probably the first time we’d been cold all winter! there wasn’t a lot of snow on the ground but the air was frigid and we were all freezing!
he’s emulating the statue in the background. this is obviously a thing he likes to do when we travel. I like it, he’s kind of cute
we were all wishing we were Audrey so we could be snuggled up, napping, and getting pushed around
Bucharest’s own Arc de Triomphe! Our cab driver joked that we could take a picture with it and say we were in Bucharest and also in Paris, no one would know!
This was an outdoor village museum that had replicas of houses and huts that were built a few hundred years ago. it was probably the coolest “museum” we’ve been to in a while. But right inside the admission gate there were about a hundred cats just roaming around. of course Ben befriended a few while we were there. Luckily they were all pretty nice cats
This is what happens when you hang out with Tita Jessie… 🙂
Ben and I are dorks. But you already knew that right…
they built their houses half underground for warmth. we’ve seen houses built like this elsewhere too!
Put a baby in a mailbox. That’s totally normal! I didn’t even do that haha
Ben is good with kids. This is not a rumor…
I forced Stephanie to take a picture with me, can you tell? 🙂 She was a new intern when I was a new nurse both at Portsmouth and loving Pediatrics! We “grew up” together and I will miss her when she goes to DC to become a neonatologist!
Don’t ask. It’s a weird statue! Especially in front of a history museum
Our dinner at a classic Romanian restaurant complete with traditional dancing. The food was pretty good too.
We took a nice long chauffeured tour to Brasov to check out “Dracula’s Castle” aka the ripper, and another castle that I truly can’t remember right now… it was a fun day trip and the castles were beautiful and unlike others we’ve seen before.
The whole group
This was the market close by.