Happy All Saints Day everyone! To those of you in North America that doesn’t mean much, but to the folks here in Europe it means a lot. All Saints Day is when the Catholic Church and some Protestant Churches commemorate saints, known and unknown. Traditionally, people lay flowers and candles around the graves of loved ones in the belief that there is a prayerful spiritual communion between those in the state of grace who have died and are either being purified in purgatory or are in heaven. The eve of All Saints Day is All Hallow’s Eve or Halloween.
For us, All Saints Day meant everything was closed. We knew this would be the case so we didn’t rush to get up or get ready this morning. Eventually we struck out for a walk in the crisp fall morning air. The streets were not busy, as there was really no where to go. The only places open seemed to be shops overflowing with flowers. We walked past the cities main cemetary and spotted many graves that were already decked out. We think we will walk past again tonight and see how it has evolved.
Kristin couldn’t resist playing in the leaves on our fall walk 🙂
We’d already done a pretty thorough sweep of Old Town yesterday so we did most of our walking in the newer area. Eventually we came to a mall and stopped in to find a bathroom. Like any shopping mall at home, it was open despite it being a holiday. This became our refuge for the afternoon…as our hostel lacks a really good common area. We ate lunch at the food court, getting food from a place called Schnitzel Hamm. Then we did some trip planning at our food court table. Eventually we got up and made our way to the movie theater. The choices weren’t stellar but we ended up going to The Three Muskateers. Did you know that in Slovakia/Slovenia/Croatia region, mainly only children’s movies are dubbed? Most Hollywood films are shown in English with the countries language in subtitles…this is what our movie was like.
For any one interested, the movie was quite awesome. Now you do have to take our recommendations with a grain of salt because we have rarely met a movie we didn’t like, but we really enjoyed this one. There was enough action to keep Kristin happy, but enough of a love story to satisfy Justine. There was also a good plot line & that good old “trying to figure out the plan” hook that always gets you…think like Oceans 11 or 21 when your trying to figure out the game they’re playing. If we were to compare it to a movie out there, it is a lot like Sherlock Holmes…which Kristin absolutely loves for some reason… Here’s the trailer:
We slowly walked back to the hostel and stayed there the rest of the night. We watched Glee, did trip planning and made Kraft Dinner. You may recall us complaining about there not being KD in Europe…there still isn’t. Momma & Papa Padget brought it over when we met them in Italy. We made both boxes, one as regular Mac & Cheese and one fried up with eggs. Yum! Yum! Yum!
Tomorrow we will try to be more exciting people!
Love, Luck & Logan Lerman…who plays D’Artagnan in The Three Muskateers (& Percy in Percy Jackson 😉 ),