Balkans Day 1

Jeanette and I had a six hour layover at Charlie de Gaulle Airport so we took a cab (which was wasn’t easy to do because of the construction at the airport) into a town near the airport for a few hours where we walked around and relearned the hard way about credits card debacles when traveling. But that just gave Jeanette a good excuse to go back to the bakery again to see if her credit card card actually workers or if the bar’s system was the problem. (It was the bar’s)

We then flew to Dubrovnik and got in late evening. Our AirBnb had plumbing issues (or so she said) so we were given different accommodations. Rather than dwell on how much to complain, we walked through town and had a nice dinner. Our waiter, who was also the owner, felt bad for making us wait for the drinks so we gave them to us on the house and then later offered us a three hour kayak rental for tomorrow.

My phone was newly dead by then, so I have few photos.

Helena’s First Solo Drive

I got Helena’s car jumped and started, but needed her to drive it to recharge the battery. 

She made it to 50th and Lyndale before it died – the first time. Then three more times on Dupont on the way to the garage. But we never did make it to the garage, so it had to be towed two days later for a new battery. Now, despite the speedometer no longer working, she does have a running car.

Soccer and Driving

Liam had his first freshman team match today. Early in the match he just missed and then hit the crossbar with headers, but he did put one in with his feet off a corner for the team’s first goal. He also got the last goal of the match with a looper over their keeper.

He also got his first ever bus card today.

And Helena passed her drivers test, even though she said that it didn’t go perfectly. And the person giving her the test was rude.