Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Two Little Figlets

Greetings folks!

Sorry I've been Missing In Action these past few days... we've been running around. Nonstop.  Literally!! I have so much to catch you guys up on!  Including an amazing Spaghetti Bolognese sauce that me and daddy-o cooked up (more on that later)

First of all, my diet has wreaked havoc on my digestive system :(  I guess meat, pastries, meat and gelato don't go over well in the pooping department. Same goes with sister... except she's a little worse off hahah sucks to be her!

BUT LUCKY FOR US, we've discovered the cure: figs
we've been consuming figs in massive quantities, not only because they're so delicious (I think they may be the local thing around her), but alsoooo for its fiberific benefits.
- dried figs, fresh figs, fig pastries... you named it, we've eaten it.

Check out the next big thing that will FOR SURE be sweeping the nation: FIG NECKLACES!
Yes, we wear them around for easy access.  Don't judge.

Anyways, enough about my innards.  Let's talk about Krka.
Yesterday (Friday), we went on this amazing tour to the old, nearby town of Sibenik.  Not only is the small town filled with cute boutiques and amazing gelato (yes, we sampled.  Obviously), but the Krka National Park is just a quick 20 minutes away. 

Upon arriving at Krka, we stopped for some amazing lunch - two mixed grill platters with pommes frites, two mixed salads, calamari, and octopus salad (that last thing was Dad's idea..... gross)

Guess who's hand that is?
Then we explored the park - known for its waterfalls.  Pictures honestly don't do it justice.  This place looked like it was fairy land or something.  The waterfalls were amazing, the water was this greenish blue and you were surrounded by a gorgeous green forest.

Our favorite part of Krka was probably all the candied nut and fig stands along the way :) These Croatians sure know how to cater to my family's digestive needs.  Sister and I made a mad dash back to our "nut man" and nearly missed the bus because we wanted more figgie poos. hahaha figgie poo... how appropriate.

After a nap in the bus on the way home, we arrived back in our home town :)
And immediately looked for our next eating destination.  We decided to try out a restaurant in the middle of the town square, and we were not disappointed.

We ordered a kilo of mussels in garlic and white wine sauce for an appetizer.

Then sister made all American tourists look bad. 
In an unfortunate mussel-eating incident, she flung a mussel shell across the entire length of the restaurant, landing (and almost smacking) the family sitting a few tables away.  Our cousin, who speaks Croatian, informed us that there were a lot of "those crazy American" phrases being thrown around.... sister needs to get a little more skills before we can take her out in public again. 

For our main course, sister and I split the lasagna specialty, which was a baked lasagna filled with prosciutto, shrimp, zucchini, onions... it was basically the bomb.

We trudged back home and nearly fell into bed...
After a little dessert.

Anyone care to guess what we had??

Till next time,
    The two little figlets :)

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