What a gorgeous summer Saturday morning in Hukvaldy, a town first mentioned in the year 1228!
There is a castle here that was first built between 1260 and 1270, which has since been rebuilt five times. Fire destroyed it in 1762 and it was never rebuilt; but today it is in the process of being restored.
However, on this wonderfully hot summer day, I didn't take the hike up to it, but instead headed into town.
Claire and I came to enjoy Kavárna fara Hukvaldy, a new coffee shop that we love here!
We debated on whether or not to sit outside since the sun was so intense. But the barista told us it would go behind the building within a half hour, and sure enough, it did!
Would you believe we sat here for 3 1/2 hours?!
There was so much for us to catch up on, and besides that, it was just one of those idyllic summer days to enjoy and linger in.
How I love time with Claire, walking through life together!
And doing it every now and then in such a pretty place makes it all the more special. While it's only a 25 minutes drive here to Hukvaldy from our house, it feels like we've entered a whole different world when we come here!