Czestochowa (and along the way)

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Jasna Gora Black Madonna in Czestochowa Playing in Piotrków Trybunalski
Our tour bus was quite spacious We pass a monastery in the hills Ruins of an old tower along the way Typical Polish farm On our way to Czestochowa we stop at the ruins of the Ogrodzieniec Castle We all get ready to attack the castle The family tour group Ogrodzieniec Castle Interesting rock formations Andrew and Nicholas climb the hill to the castle Josh peeks out of an old window Jen and Dave Nicholas, Andrew, Josh, and Amanda Steve Andrew peeks out Nicholas offers a bouquet Warning!  Dangerous place! Everyone is buying ice cream Jessica likes her ice cream Ehren eyes the large cone Souvenirs, including various weapons Aerial view of the ruins Bell tower of the Jasna Gora Monastery Flags line the way to the monastery The Pope John Paul II gate Children dressed up for their First Communion The famous Black Madonna Church service in the shrine to the Black Madonna Crutches from pilgrims that were cured Heart lockets The basilica at Jasna Gora The sanctuary Ornate ceiling Pipe organ Chapel of the heart of the Lord Jesus Ornate chapel There is gold everywhere Nicholas takes a picture of a chapel Information center and bell tower Nuns walking through archways Brian, Diane, and Pete walk through the gate Taking pictures as we leave Ehren eyes the Black Madonna merchandise Fancy sign for the gift shop This airplane is a restaurant Piotrkow Trybunalski where our hotel is The Piotrkow Trybunalski town square Dinner at the Hotel Staromiejski in Piotrkow Trybunalski Ewa leads a walking tour for some of us Pretty light on this church Robin, Diane, Dave, and Steve inspect a church door St James Church Flowers in windows A street in Piotrkow Trybunalski Nicholas, Andrew, and Josh play frisbee with the local kids Time for a beer Steve, Robin, and Diane try to figure out what to get Jessica likes this local stout The beer bottles are a bit naughty June gets some sort of strawberry cocktail The town square at night On our way to the bus the next morning