…have I been? I’m back to the U.S. in time for the celebration of Independence Day! I enjoyed a very relaxing vacation – no work, no genealogy, no writing, no blogging, no computers, no worries.
First stop: Venice. Despite multiple trips to Italy, one of my favorite places in the world, I had never been there. It was the most unique of any Italian city I have been to — and, with no cars or Vespas, the most quiet! After a few rainy days and one sunny day there, a journey by train and ferry brought us to Croatia, another first-time destination. We spent over a week there visiting several cities, towns, and islands. Most of the time we were along the coast, but we went “inland” to go to Plitvice Lakes. There is much to see in Croatia! We were in Dubrovnik as Croatia played Turkey in the semi-finals for the Euro Cup 2008 – I haven’t seen a town go that crazy since one of Philadelphia’s sports teams won a championship! Unfortunately, Croatia lost in “penalty time” but it was fun to see the nationwide pride at their accomplishment.
If you’ve never been to either destination, I recommend both countries. I hope you enjoy some of my photos. Now it’s time to get some laundry done, remember where I left off with my genealogy, and celebrate the 4th of July with friends!
All photos © Donna J. Pointkouski, June 2008. Reproduction or re-use is forbidden without written consent of the author. Photos were taken with either a Casio Exilim EX-Z750 or a Nikon D40.