SPLIT

August 5, 2011 - Split, Croatia

 

TODAY WE HAVE CIRCLED AROUND BACK TO CROATIA AND ARE DOCKED IN THE CITY OF SPLIT. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY THAT IS WHAT I THINK A COASTAL EUROPEAN CITY SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

THE WEATHER IS WONDERFUL , NICE BREEZES OFF THE OCEAN ARE KEEPING US COOL EVEN THOUGH IT IS ABOUT 80+.

WE BOOKED A TOUR TO GO TO THE COUNTRY SIDE AND THEN TO A NICE PLACE FOR A LIGHT LUNCH JUST LIKE WE DID IN DUBROVNICK.

WE TOOK A BUS TO THE CITY OF TROGER. IT IS NESTLED BETWEEN TWO RIVERS THAT HAVE BOTH FRESH AND SALT WATER. LOOKS LIKE A SMALL VENICE BUT WITH FISHING BOATS INSTEAD OF GONDOLAS!

THE COUNTRY SIDE IS LITTERED WITH SMALL GARDENS AND VINEYARDS. THEY MAKE A LOT OF HOMEMADE WINE AND MOST FAMILIES HARVEST THEIR OWN VEGIES. ( I AM SURE THEY HAVE NOTHING ON THE VATTUONE FAMILY ON BARBARA STREET THOUGH).

WE ARRIVED AT A COMPOUND OWNED BY A WELL KNOWN LOCAL PRIEST WHERE THEY HOSTED A NICE LUNCH WITH MUSIC FOR US … DELISIOUS!

THERE WAS A NICE GARDEN AND EVEN A MULE IN THE YARD. ALL THE KIDS GOT A KICK OUT OF THAT!

AFTER LUNCH WE THEN WENT TO THE CITY OF TROGER WHERE WE HAD A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON AND THEN FREE TIME TO ENJOY THE NICE TOWN . JOE AND I HAD TO TASTE THE GELATO .. IT WAS YUMMY!

THEN BACK TO THE BUS AND ONTO THE SHIP FOR A TRIP TO THE SPA AND SOME NICE ZZZZZZZZZ.

 

DURNING THE CRUISE WE HAVE EATEN AT A COUPLE OF THE SPECIAL PLACES SO I WILL FILL YOU IN ON THAT.

WE HAD DINNER AS I MENTION BEFORE AT THE TAPAS RESTURANT , WE HAD FRJITAS WITH RICE, AND BEANS.

WE HAD SUSHI BAR ONE NIGHT , JOE WAS IN SUSHI HEAVEN AND I DID TRY SOME SHRIMP AND SALMON WITH TUNA ROLLS. MISO SOUP AND A SEAWEED SALAD.. I DID SURVIVE!

WE RECEIVED COMPLIMENTRY DINNER FOR 2 SO WE OPTED FOR THE STEAK HOUSE. JOE HAD A RIBEYE AND I HAD A FILLET. WE STARTED WITH OYSTERS ROCKAFELLER,MY FAVORITE, AND LOBSTER BISQUE. JOE HAD THE CRAB CAKES. THE MEAL WAS FABULIOUS.


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2 Comments

tammy rangel:
August 9, 2011
Sounds and looks like a trip of a lifetime!! Enjoy every minute of it. I love the little cottage with the green shutters and stone all around it, soo cute. Enjoy!
Kathy:
August 10, 2011
Wow guys, sounds so great. Glad your having such a good time, eat something good for me.... :)
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