Lemme Show You My Mussels

Had to get it started somewhere.  These were just a lunch portion on a considerably screamy day for NH2.  We still managed to enjoy ourselves just down the road from Brela.  Lots more seafood to come. Advertisements

Last Day in Croatia

So, I took the snorkel and the Kodak PlaySport out today and here was some of what I saw.  According to the Weather Channel forecast, the day was supposed to be a total washout; in fact, we all ended up with slight sunburns.  Good to know that USG employees aren’t the only ones who can…

Thoughts on Soccer, Independence Day and Some Good Advice

I am no soccer fan, but I had a World Cup moment today.  It was during the match between Germany and Argentina.  The game was on as we were walking back to the apartment having spent the sunny, 85 degree day on the beach. There was no one on the street.  However, each cafe we…

Ferry from Hvar to Korčula, Croatia

Post originally written June 26th. We’ve become serious ferry patrons in the last few months.  We were on two in Sardegna and we’re on our second this trip with one more to go before all is said and done.  Ferry travel lends another layer of intrigue to an already interesting trip. I’m notoriously early to…

Burek in Korčula, Croatia

One of the treats of getting a little deeper into Croatia is traditional Balkan food.  First and foremost of these crossroads of cultures foods is Burek. Imagine a crispy pastry filled with succulent, herb-spiked meat.  The Nebraskans among you would instantly classify it as a “Runza” in a slightly crispy pastry.  Others, not born and…

I Worked Today

Believe it or not, I worked today.  As a matter of fact, I’ve worked just about every day on this trip.  Usually, it is from a mobile phone in my hand or a computer on my lap.  Never a full day, but enough. It is a crazy, connected world.  Which leads me to the point…

Dubrovnik, Croatia

It is Tuesday morning here and Mrs. NH is out walking the wall around town and I am having coffee while Little NH catches up on some cartoons via the Zune.  We figured Little NH would have no patience for a 2 hour walk around a wall so I opted to sleep while she rested…

Pitve-Zavala Tunnel – Hvar, Croatia

I suppose this is what birth would look like if you had headlights and U2’s “Walk On” as a soundtrack. This was the skinniest tunnel I have ever been through.  It’s on the island of Hvar, Croatia between Pitve and Zavala and man, is it skinny.  A stoplight is at either end of the tunnel…

Father’s Day and Anniversary in Brela

Post originally written June 21. There are days when things just seem to break your way.  Days when all of those, “Am I where I should be?” type of questions seem to get answered.  Sure, there are the still those days in between to contend with but today was one of those days that you…

Brela – Day 2

Post originally written June 20th… After rising early yesterday, we had a great night’s sleep, with the windows open and the churn of the sea as our lullaby.  I haven’t slept with windows open to the ocean since family vacations in Mexico when I was a little boy, so this was a real treat. We…