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February 8th 2011
Published: February 8th 2011
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Happy Birthday Bill



Today was Bills' 71st birthday. He says, "At this age I am always happy to see another birthday. Think of the alternative." Five of the last six birthdays Bill has celebrated his birthday outside the US; four times in Prague and once in Costa Rica. All-in-all he has been outside the country for either 9 or 10 birthdays. He was in Germany two of his birthdays when he was in the Army. He was in Brazil when he turned 30. He may have been in Brazil on another birthday but we cannot remember for sure.

We bought a birthday cake earlier this week and shared it with others at IBTS during the Friday morning coffee break. Anyone on campus is welcome to go to the coffee room for a free cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice at 10:30 each morning.

The sun came out



We have had very little sun in Prague since early November. In fact we heard that in the entire month of December there were only 27 hours of sunshine. January was not much better. So when we got up this morning and saw the sun come up over the Sarka Valley ridge, well it made us happy. Not only did the sun come up this morning, but the sun shone all day. Yeah!

We needed to do a bit of shopping. Other than that we had no set plans and that often makes a day a good day. Our one idea, other than shopping, was to go to a good Chinese restaurant in the small village of Nebusice. Nebusice is near the seminary and there is a nice grocery store in the same building as the restaurant. However, after shopping and walking around we decided we were too hungry to wait. It would have taken at least half an hour, if not a bit more, to travel by city transportation, subway and then by bus, to reach the village. We were near the National Theater and there is a nice restaurant, the Kavarna Slavia, directly across the street. We decided that was where we would have lunch. The Kavarna Slavia serves traditional Czech food, but also much more. Not only that, but if you are fortunate enough to get a table beside the windows there is a wonderful view of Petrin Hill that lies across the Valtava River.
The Kavarna SlaviaThe Kavarna SlaviaThe Kavarna Slavia

This Kavarna Slavia is across the street from the National Theater.







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8th February 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,BILL
HI BILL FROM JEAN IN TIMBERVILLE! Wishing you another Good Year/Enjoy your blogs and glad to be able to be able to see the lovely pictures and hear about your experiences. Exciting. You both look great! Keep on enjoying. Love and Hugs from Virginia
8th February 2011

BIRTHDAY
*** HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL *** MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS U AS U DO ME !
8th February 2011

Ah, there's Bill, kicking back his customary vodka...I hope you woke up in the right country. Ah, I kid. Happy birthday, Bill - we miss you and Nancy terribly. If I make you a cake like that, will you guys come back sooner? Perhaps I should start now, since it might take me awhile to recreate THAT cake.
8th February 2011

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL. HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY AND ENJOY THE SUN SHINE. MISS SEEING BOTH OF YOU KEEP EMAIL COMMING YOUR FRIEND LINDA
9th February 2011

Happy Birthday, Bill!
Hope you and Nancy had a nice celebration. Thx for sharing. Bob Harrison
9th February 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Happy Birthday Bill! Enjoyed the pictures. The cake looked soooo good! Mei
10th February 2011

A Very Happy Brithday
Wow, Bill! It looks like you had a lot of fun! What a great way to spend your birthday.
10th February 2011

Happy birthday!
Belated happy birthday greetings to you, Bill! We finally get to see a picture of you! Evidently, you are usually the one to taking pictures. I've been enjoying touring around Spain and other countries where you have traveled through your pictures and narrations on what we are seeing. We had a dusting of snow last night. It looks pretty, but I'll be glad to get back to the 60s next week and some sunshine! Hope you continue to enjoy your stay in Prague and visits to other areas. Take care. Love, Virginia
25th February 2011

Happy Birthday!
Dear Bill, Happy birthday even though it is too late. I just read this blog today, but I still remember your birthdays. Anyway, happy birthday again and happy and healthy everyday! Very happy to see the pictures of you. Wang Peng

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