Veselé Vianoce from the High Tatras, Slovakia!

This year, we spent Christmas in the High Tatras Mountains in a small town called Strbske Pleso, Slovakia.  (Don’t ask me how to pronounce this city; there are no vowels!) The Grahams, fellow Olmsted-ers in Poland, suggested a Christmas get together, an offer we couldn’t refuse!  We’d never been to Slovakia before either, so we were really excited to see what it was all about.  Along with the Grahams, who live in Krakow, we met the Hensarlings (Brussels, Belgium), the Musas (Rabat, Morocco), the Johnsons (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the Shores (Gdansk, Poland), and the Bushes (Budapest, Hungary) at the beautiful lakeside Kempinski Hotel.  Three out of four branches of the Armed Forces were represented (I’m not sure what happened to the Army folks!)

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