We continued on to Oswiecim for the night. Our accommodation was quite a surprise!
My first thought was, "We can't stay here.......but is there anywhere else? The entire town looks like this. Damn!"
But......it had been totally re-done inside and was awesome!
The following day we spent the morning at Auschwitz. It was much more sobering than Dachau, the other concentration camp I have been to. Frankly, I don't want to elaborate because what we saw burned itself in my memory. The day marked 2 years since Theresa's death....and spending it in Auschwitz reminded me that others have suffered much, much more than I probably ever will.
Birkenau- where the train arrived. Immediately, the people were selected for either the gas chamber, experimentation or work.
Pierce and Gretel were royal turds so we spent the afternoon letting them rule the apartment.
I did it!
The adoring sis.......
We hit up Krakow the next day. Alex and I scored some sweets deals in the cloth hall. Chess board, amber, wooden boxes and wooden toys!
"I'll take one of each please."
Zakopane is located in the Tatra mountains on the Slovokian border. The ski town sports some crazy architecture.
The famous wooden church.
Checking out down town.
First time I've seen this gig.
It's Gunther....oh...I mean...Alex.
And......not to forget the littlest gal....
Europe has gotten a scant amount of snow this year. There was one huge dump in Switzerland and Italy....but Austria and Poland never got hit. Regardless, Pierce took a little lesson and AJ made it above the clouds to see the Tatra mountains.