Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Croatia and Venice

I have now been to Venice 5 times in the past couple of months. This last time I had some dear friends visit from Germany - Nancy and Mindy and Mindy's friend Jessica. Mindy, Nancy, Jessica and I spent a day in Venice -shopping, eating, enjoying the scenery, etc. Mindy and Jessica flew out the next day and Nancy and I headed to Rovijn, Croatia. Blake was in Germany for business, so I farmed the kids out for a couple of days. Croatia was absolutely beautiful. The drive from our home took us through some of the most beautiful countryside of Slovenia and Croatia. The northwestern part (the Istra Peninsula) is what they call the 2nd Tuscany. It had some of the most breath-taking views. The coastline of the Adriatic was also gorgeous!!! Croatia is not yet part of the European Union and is still on their own currency. Presently, their prices compared to the dollar are good - we'll see how long that lasts!!! :)