03.09.2011 - 03.09.2011
The bus dropped us off on top of a hill outside of Nebilovy, so we all had to walk down into town. The event was being held at the little castle there. The castle was nice looking from the outside, but once you walk through the gate into the courtyard, you see the older part of the castle, which hasn’t been restored.
The event was held in the courtyard. There were over 500 geocachers there, looking at the Czech wooden geocoins, and also the regular geocoins. There was live entertainment for us, and a light buffet. It was really warm and there wasn’t much shade. We could have taken a tour of the castle, but we didn’t understand the language, so we didn’t do that. Instead, we took a nice long walk through the countryside, getting geocaches that were set up around there.
We were there all day, and were beat. Our bus didn’t leave back for Plzen [Plzen-travel-guide-276554] until after the flash mob. Here, they had 225 people hold up cards with pictures to make the geocaching logo. I was lucky enough to sign up in time, so I got to hold one of the cards. I was a little nervous because I didn’t understand any Czech and didn’t quite know what to do, but the guy next to me spoke enough English to help me out. So we stood there in a big grid and made two logos. They had a little remote control helicopter fly over to make a video. It was pretty crazy, but I still had fun.
After that, we didn’t know what to do. No one seemed to know anything about the bus. So we started climbing the hill. It was long and steep and I barely made it. We got to the top…and no bus. We stood around for a few minutes wondering what to do, when the bus appeared. Yay! We got back to Plzen with 10 minutes before our train left. If we missed this one, we’d have to wait another hour. We were so exhausted, that we took the tram back to our stop, stumbled to the hotel and went to bed.