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Greetings from Croatia. My wife and I are having a wonderful and relaxing time.

We spent a few days visiting with my family and swimming in the sea. The Smart Car we rented had a problem with the transmission, so my dream of zipping around in a little go-kart of a car were dashed. We had to trade it for a slightly larger Hyundai Getz. This is my first time really driving a foreign car for an extended period of time.

Me and my cousin's son in the Smart Fortwo, before I gave it back.

The roads here in Croatia are excellent. Driving here is easier than in United States. My cousin tells me that Croatians think their roads are not great, but even the tiny bike-path sized roads between tiny villages are paved and without potholes. This is not the case when I drive at home to visit my parents and in-laws in a similar rural area.

Croatia (especially Istria), is about food. We have been stuffed full of homemade cheese, wine and meat like prsut (proscuitto), and cevapcici, a beef and pork mixed meat. Everyone tells me I look too thin, and I suspect I will put on a few pounds by the time I return.

Here are a few more pictures from our trip so far. Hope everyone is okay back home.

Motovun, Istria. Medieval town atop a small “mountain.”


Istrian sausage, pork and saurkraut at Humska Konoba, in Hum. This is known as the “smallest town in the world.” Most amazing view of the Mirna River valley from our table.


More photos to come later. That's what was on my tablet. I'm too relaxed (lazy) to upload some from our camera.