Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween in the Land of Dracula!

On Halloween we drove about 3 hours southeast to visit a few different towns and fortresses where "Dracula" once roamed! We didn't go all the way to his "castle" this time since we had been before. Along our way we drove past several different citates, or walled fortresses. This curch was built in the 1200s.
Love the history!

 Then went came upon a town called Rasnov. I love that many of the cities in Romania have a "Hollywood" sign up on the hills, makes me laugh everytime!

 At the citate gates...Jack saying "do it myself, Mommy!" as he is walking up the hill

 Beautiful Transylvanian moutains!
 We bribed him using a fruit snack to get this "cheese!"
 Found these fun witches hats in one of the gift shops...Jeff and Jack were great sports about it.Happy Halloween from Transylvania!
 Looking at the view...check out our pack mule Jeff...
poor guy, it was much warmer that we thought it would be!
 Jack running around the old well. As legend has it, while the people were hiding in the fortress from invaders, they desperately needed a well so they wouldn't even have to leave. They captured 2 Turkish soldiers, made them prisoners and promised them their freedom if they dug the well. It took them 17 years, but they were never 1400s!

 Jack was walking on this bench and walked up to a lady whose was peacefully sitting there. He proceeded to sit down and tell her that he had cat poop on his shoes...lovely!

 Too tired to walk down the hill. Playing with the rocks was much more fun!
 This is until he discovered the leaves...that always gives you back some energy, especially when you can pour them on someone else's head!


 Love the fall!
 Only in Romania would you find this sign. Too bad I didn't see any of the Cullens:)

 After our hike to see the Rasnov fortress, we drove to Brasov. I love this little town. They have a city square, a McDonald's and KFC (they had them here long before they had them in used to be such a treat!), a church called "Black Church" because the outside was blackened by fires, their "Hollywood" sign, street musicians, and a fun street market. Love Europe!
This made for a fun family day away from the normal everyday life.

 Sweet little cafe

 Happy Halloween from the McDonnells!

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