My how time is flying! :-)

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That title definitely required a smiley face there.  As my regular readers know, I’m excitedly (and impatiently) counting down to my two summer trips! (Plus it’s hard to find cool things to blog about when you’re doing your daily day-to-day routine at home.)

First up will be our big family Disney trip at the end of July.  As I mentioned before, I’ll be going with my parents, my sister, her husband, and their two little girls.

My nieces are SO excited!  The oldest was over at our house on Monday and made a list of all the rides that she was tall enough to go on.  She’s actually tall enough to go on most of the rides.  She is SO excited about the roller coasters.  Aunt Jen can’t wait to take her on Space Mountain and Expedition Everest!!!  And Tower of Terror!!!!!  She wanted me to tell her about all the rides, and which ones were my favorite.  (And 2nd favorite, and 3rd favorite, and 4th favorite… you get the idea. Haha!)  Seeing her excitement was SO cute!  The youngest can go on a lot of the rides too, but not all of them.  I just can’t wait for them to have this experience!  You all know I LOVE Disney World – this will be just another aspect to add to my “life portfolio” of amazing Disney trips.

And then after getting home from Disney, I’ll be back for only four days before heading to Croatia to visit Miloš.  (And look at me, figuring out how to do the fancy Croatian š — which sounds like “sh”.)  I am SO super excited for this trip!  We will be going to Zadar, which is a city a few hours south of his hometown.  I’ve done some preliminary research so far on the location – it’s a 3,000 year old city, along the Adriatic Sea.  (I’ve already downloaded some apps on my iPhone for Zadar too!)   One of the newer sites to see here is the Sea Organ.  Thirty-five pipes have been built into the stairs that lead down to the sea, and as the waves of water hit the pipes, they play various chords and tones.  (So awesome!)  There are also remains of a Roman era forum from the first century, B.C.  And the church of Saint Donat, dating from the 9th century, which is the symbol of Zadar and one of the most famous symbols of Croatia.  This particular church is also used regularly for musical performances, as its acoustics are extraordinary.  But obviously I’m excited to see Miloš – time can’t move fast enough!  I want it to go by really really fast, and then slow down as much as possible.  🙂

Only a month and a half until Disney, and Croatia right after that!  (And rest assured that I’ll be blogging about both trips, and posting tons of pics while I’m at each destination!)   It’s going to be an amazing late summer this year!  🙂 <3

Coastline of Croatia
Coastline of Croatia
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Jennifer was initially drawn to Europe for two reasons: music and love.  She lived in Vienna for four years, and now calls Croatia home for much of each year, as she married a native Croatian. Since 2015, Jennifer has worked as a tour director and cruise director on European river cruises for a major American travel company, and has become an expert in all of the cities along her routes on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers. She also has traveled to Disney World almost every year since 1985, and knows Disney World inside and out. As a travel agent, Disney World is her primary specialty, and she has helped many Disney newbies and veterans have amazing trips with her insider information.

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