Monday, September 21, 2009

Potato Fairies

After three days of on and off showers on the beaches of Bol on the Croatian island of Brac, we solemnly made a very serious toast to more sunshine in our future. After clinking his pivo (beer) to my Grasevina (crisp white wine) we discussed the possibilities of this coming true, and decided that such an intentional and earnest toast was as good as a Native American rain dance.

Beginning the next day, and every day since, we've had nothing but glorious sun-shiney days and not a drop of rain.

Just outside the city of Dubrovnik, we pulled off to the side of the road to look up the address for the campground we were hoping to find. I noticed we were surrounded by thick bushes of wild rosemary everywhere I looked, so I jumped out and snipped a few sprigs. We agreed that we'd definitely look for some potatoes at a market in town so that we could make our favorite rosemary, caramelized onion and garlic breakfast potatoes. We arrived at the campsite when it was pitch dark and settled in for the night. The next morning we awoke to a full sack of potatoes on our “front porch”, along with a voucher for the remaining 15 minutes of internet time at one of the reception area computers. The potato fairy heard our call and delivered!

We figure we're on a roll now, so next stop: Vegas!

1 comment:

Tom N. said...

Love that you're in Croatia. Love that place. Joni and I spent a few days in Split. Water was amazing. If you're planning to head up North, let me know as I have a good friend in Lithuania who would show you a GREAT TIME! We spent 7 days with him.

Let me know.