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REMEMBERING AMONG THE RUINS

Traveling through France, Italy, and Croatia felt like stepping back in time. Although, it became quite obvious that historical antiquities draw varying degrees of interest among kids and parents.

La fontaine Pradier
La fontaine Pradier

Nimes was a beautiful city, but an unfortunate incident there started our road trip to Croatia on the wrong foot.

Triumphal Arch in Genoa
Triumphal Arch in Genoa

The next stop on the road trip to Croatia

Statues of Genoa
Statues of Genoa
Italy's Coastline
Italy's Coastline
Vernazza
Vernazza

One of the five towns in Cinque Terre, Italy

Inside Looking Out
Inside Looking Out

Climbing to the top of the towers was always a fun little adventure.

The Old Town of Labin, Croatia
The Old Town of Labin, Croatia

The old city of Labin, overlooking the east coast of Croatia's Istria peninsula

Yoga partner
Yoga partner

My yoga spot under the grapevines

Rabac beach
Rabac beach

Sunsets at the beach were just a ten-minute drive from our apartment in Labin, Croatia

Streets of Rovinj
Streets of Rovinj

We took day trips to visit the other towns of the Istrian peninsula

Fort Bourguignon
Fort Bourguignon

Another day trip to Pula, Croatia

Exploring Pula
Exploring Pula

This might be my all-time favorite photo of Liv. She looks like little badass woman.

Polished Stones
Polished Stones

The streets of the Dalmatian Coast are paved with stones dating as far back as the Roman Empire.

Bell Tower of St. Domnius
Bell Tower of St. Domnius

Emily after her walk up the steps of the ancient tower in Split, Croatia

One of the city gates into Split
One of the city gates into Split

As a side note, these are my favorite pants

The Dalmatian Coast
The Dalmatian Coast

Out for a hike near Makarska, Croatia.

Rooftop Sunset
Rooftop Sunset

Our five day road trip down Croatia's coast led to Dubrovnik

Hungry Birds
Hungry Birds

Our captain feeding the birds some leftover fish from lunch during a boat ride near Dubrovnik.

The Walled City
The Walled City

Walking the wall around Dubrovnik's Old Town.

A Day on the Farm
A Day on the Farm

My weed-pulling in our friends' garden had multiple benefits.

Pet Pig
Pet Pig

I swear this pig speaks Croatian. Just ask our friend, Renato.

Our day on the farm
Our day on the farm

Dunja, Renato, Josipa, Simun, and other new friends.