Mustapicked A Good Vacation!

The adventures of Amey and Musty's trip to the Balkans and Italy in September '06...

Friday, September 08, 2006

First off... apologies for no pictures... we can't the website to work right now. Sigh, I guess that's what you get for free.

What a great day we had today!!

The highlight of our day was our afternoon trek out to the beaches. It was a bit of a walk, but it was a beautiful day and a cool walk through some pretty interesting areas. We went to a great museum featuring the scultpures by Ivan Meštrović, a sculptor from the 30's-50's. Really great work, a wide range of expressions and mediums - some wood carvings, a lot of great marble carvings, and many bronze castings. Some were Really intense and others were quiet... pretty cool!

Then, on to the Beach!! Fun and beautiful! Across the street from the museum we saw a little staircase... looking only barely inviting, but we investigated and it was great! The beach had a great Euro-vibe going on. Their were lots of old guys, tanner than seems possible, with big ponches, sitting around in their speedos playing cards. There were chubby old ladies with their bikinis on... and kiddos screaming and romping in the water. The water is amazing - perfect temperature, no waves, gorgeously turquoise and clear, and very salty so we were feeling downright bouyant! It was great! Hoorah for the Adriatic! In all our excitement, we forgot to photodocument our first dip in the Adriatic Sea...

We love the nighttime scene on the seaside prominade in Split. Seems like 3/4 of the town comes down each night and wanders around. It's so fun. We are getting braver with our Croatian speaking skills and enjoy saying Good Evening and such. Who knew such a tiny thing could take such courage and elicit such thrills!?

ps. a fun tidbit. When we type these messages, the keyboards here are quite different... The Z and the Y have changed places, and then they've added in ĆŠŽĐČ... it takes a little getting used to!

pps. leave us some comments & let us know that you're reading!!


At 11:12 PM, Anonymous mom said...

The blog is great! We love the daily reports, and hope you figure out the photo thing pretty soon. How great that Musty connected with His People right off the bat!

Back at home: we went to Joe Hall's retirement party tonight, and Christopher is spending the night here while Jeremy and Jen go to a late football game with John.

Lots o' love! Mom

At 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the update. What a fun time you both are having. I started work and my new class is...well, unique. Tonight we have tickets to the observatory on Mt. Palomar. See ya in the stars!


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