That's dirt smeared on his face and clothes, that he found next to the Zagreb Cathedral. He was instantly at home, haha! He also ran into the convent...
Most of the bouquets I saw in the flower market sell for 10 kuna, which is about $1.50 ! Cam is rejoicing that we no longer have to budget my flower obsession, and I am rejoicing that I can now buy ten times as much as I used to! Kidding...
Yesterday at the daily market in Dolac Trg (square) we bought amazing cherries, blackberries, a wooden toy for John Shea, fresh bread and after trying an incredible cheese, half a wheel of it. It's huge! There are stands of delicious homemade cheeses sold by Zagrebian women that you have to try if you're ever in Dolac, though my favorite so far is Pag Island cheese that we've been having every morning at breakfast.
The beautiful botantical garden in the heart of the city. There are so many trees and parks in Zagreb! It's the greenest city we've ever seen.
We're here!! We've officially moved to Zagreb!! The first time Cam and I ever heard about the Olmsted Foundation (how we're living in Croatia - you can read more about it here) the first year we were dating, we immediately were like, yes! Please, Lord! And started praying for it. That was eight years ago. And here we are! A testament to God's faithfulness.
John Shea cried and screamed pretty much the entire 11 hours from LAX to Germany and then on the last flight to Zagreb. Our poor guy was already so overtired from the week of moving and living in a hotel and then lost it on the trip over. We got to have the bassinet seating and Gracie slept the entire way like an angel. We missed our connecting flight and got into Zagreb late and couldn't see much, but even driving in, it was easy to tell this is such a beautiful city, and even for it being the largest in Croatia, it immediately felt small and a place to call home. We all woke up super early the next morning and Cam opened our balcony door from our hotel room and told me, you're gonna want to see this! We watched the sun rise over the city skyline (second to last photo above) in awe, such an amazing welcome to start our time here.
I have so much more to share and will! It's great to be blogging again after the past few crazy weeks of packing, moving, saying goodbyes and traveling. But for as crazy as it all was, everything went very smoothly and we felt oddly calm throughout it - another testament to the power of prayer! Hvala puna to everyone who was and is praying for us! We are so, so excited to finally be here.