Sunday, July 22, 2012

Croatian Vacation...Part 1

Our family loves road trips...there is no denying that.  We seem to pack everything but the kitchen sink...

snacks? (lots of them) check
our pillows? check
goggles, snorkles, etc? check
i-pad, i-touches, i-everything? check
games? check
beach buckets? check
sunscreen? check
sunglasses? check
camera? check
inflatables? check
shoes for hiking, shoes for the water, shoes for the beach? check, check, check
enough underwear for all of the days we are planning to be gone? questionable

Sometimes getting out the door is the hardest part of the trip!

We left last Monday and drove about 6.5 hours to get to our first destination, Apartment Kristina...

It was a lovely bed and breakfast- with lots of green space for the kids to run and play after being trapped in the car for so long!

If you ask the kids the favorite part of that place, they would say this sweet dog that loved to have her belly rubbed...

Anyone who really knows my husband, knows that he loves traveling.  That means that if we are only 15 minutes from the border of another country, then we should go and check it out and get our passports stamped...right? Right!
Welcome to Bosnia!

We found a lovely restaurant on the water, with a nice waiter who spoke German...

He recommended a huge meat platter full of traditional Bosnian meats and breads...It was delicious and extremely filling :)

Also while on our little adventure in Bosnia- we stopped at a little roadside mom and pop shop filled with all sorts of creations...
In the end, a little gnome ended up in our car, and will hopefully like it's new home in Wien :)

The next morning we only had to drive a few minutes to get to the national park

From the moment we walked in, it was gorgeous!
We walked for hours around the park on the bumpy path of split beams, loving the turquoise water and the spectacular waterfalls! It was a lovely family day :)


leslie.kidd said...

Beautiful pictures, looks like a wonderful vacation. Hope you were able to relax, too! Felix and I will have to go there sometime ... I love the turquoise water and bridges and waterfalls!

Anonymous said...

Yeshish! It does look like your family had a great time exploring and enjoying the beautiful creations of God.
So many places...such little time... Miss & love you! :)