If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

Friday, May 30, 2008

The most Amazing Thunder Storm!

Jared and I were out for an evening walk last night and on the way home we got caught in a storm. I couldn't run because my stomach was hurting really bad and we couldn't hop on a tram or bus because we didn't have our passes with us....so we got a little wet, and so did some of our apartment because the windows were WIDE open.

I have always wanted to capture lightening on camera. Well, I did it, and without a tri-pod. I can't wait to get back to my tri-pod in packed away somewhere in California so I can get come really good shots of life. So, I just put the setting on rapid fire and shot away over and over for about 200 shots. The lightening was so frequent I was bound to get some.








The storm passed over from the lake and headed across the city up north. Here is still some light in the sky where the storm used to be, at about 9:30 p.m.


Here's some fun videos of the sky lighting up!


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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hubba Bubba in Croatia


Lately I've been craving some bubble gum and we happened upon some Bubblelicious in a store in Split.





We chewed through the pack in about 10 minutes.



Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Croatia: Hvar Island

A few years ago I read an article in National Geographic Adventure about Croatia and how it's a beautiful place to travel. I was instantly hooked. Little did I know that when I married Jared he would be giving me a chance to travel the world.

After a day in Split we took a boat to Hvar island for from relaxation. Now we can say we've swam in the Adriatic Sea. It was beautiful and so was the weather. We ran into a lady who asked if we needed a place to stay. She had a friend who had rooms in her house right downtown for $50 a night. So we took it.



Jared, thinking about it....



Hvar




View of the harbor from our balcony.




People and restaurants just stick nets in the harbor to catch sea life. This guy caught an octopus. It was sad to see it suffering on the stone path.



Walking up to the castle.






Going down the prison cells.



At least they had windows!



Hvar...and Jared's head.



My Grandmother S. once told me in high school that I have nice feet. I'd like to think that they're one of my positive physical qualities. The only souvenir I brought home was part of a sea urchin in my foot which was removed by a nice British doctor today.


One night we walked to the furthest part of the island that we could without, ahem, trespassing...well kind of, to watch the sunset. We might have been in someone's backyard.




Jared got a rock in this shot.


These guys were soooo funny. They were zooming around trying to catch fish with their net.


Jared finding an alternative way our of the cove and making me nervous.


We rented a scooter one day and drove around the island. It was so beautiful.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Croatia: Zagreb and Split

Last Tuesday Jared and I hopped on a plane to Croatia. It is full of tons of history, castles and super nice and pleasant people. We really enjoyed ourselves and got lots of sun. We each got a book read and got to swim in the Adriatic Sea.

Wednesday morning we hopped out of bed and Jared let me join him on a run through the city of Zagreb.




Then we hopped on another plane to Split which is further south on the coast of Croatia.


We had a cute little apartment in the Old Town near the harbor. I kind of wish we had stayed there longer it was so darling.



I love the kitchen.



Especially the floor. I've decided I'm going to do random tiling in one of the bathrooms of our future house.



The sparkling water there had lots of "sparkle" just the way we like it.





Don't you think they have enough chocolate cereals.






SPLIT!