Sunday, January 31, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

The day after Christmas brought Tricia and Erik from Utah to Podgorica.  What a joy it was for us to see them walk through the door at the airport.  We had so much fun being with them and visiting fun sites around the area.

Our visit to Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia where we celebrated New Year's Eve with Erik and Tricia.


                It was interesting to see all the Christmas decoration in Old Town Dubrovnik.

We took a boat tour around an island off the coast of Dubrovnik.  We had quite a narration of the rocky island by the captain, a very interesting fellow.  He called this "the pirate's cave".


At the end of our day, we were able to catch this beautiful scene of the sun setting in the clouds over the Adriatic Sea.

On our tour with Tricia and Erik, we visited Mostar and the fun shops in Old Town.  Bosnia has a heritage of copper and silver works which were displayed in this little shop along the cobblestone walk.

The end of our tour was Sarajevo, Bosnia.  This was a fun and delicious place to eat (shown to us by Elder and Sister Dever).

These "plank" dinners included potatoes, salad, steak, chicken shish kabobs, and bread.  What a yummy meal!

On January 12, Podgorica Branch welcomed an American family.  They make a wonderful addition to our Branch.

So far, the winter in Podgorica has been pretty mild, although we have had a few cold days.  One morning on our early walk, we noticed this cold temperature.  This is the coldest temp we've seen in Podgorica in fifteen months.

Yeah!  We finally succeeded in obtaining our visa extentions.  Sister Taylor is legal until May 3, 2016; Elder Taylor can stay for another year.

The Podgoric airport, our "home away from home".  We recently made five trips in five days.  We certainly know our way - even in the dark.

"Our" Nenad returning from his two week mini mission in Karlovoc, Croatia.  He had a wonderful time, and it was a great learning and growing experience for him.  We missed him but were so glad that he had this great opportunity.

The month of January has been slow for us with Welfare Service work.  With the holidays and school being out for the month, many people use this month for vacations.  It's been really hard for us to make contacts.  We have been working in the office closing projects and planning for 2016.

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