Welcome to Pula

View from the balcony in Pula, Croatia

For the most part our trip has gone really well in spite of Corona measures. Perhaps the worst part is border crossings. Today we waited over 90 minutes to cross from Slovenia to Croatia. It was incredibly hot in the car, as you can see by the sweat dripping down Spencer’s face. Fortunately I read some of Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman for entertainment.

Spencer sweating while waiting in line at the border

Lake Bled, Slovenia

The Fedibbletys at Lake Bled, Slovenia

On Tuesday, we wondered south from Austria and we all encountered a new to us country: Slovenia. Beautifully clean and bio diverse.

Radstadt, Austria

Our first country outside Germany was Austria. We stayed in the Salzburg countryside and went hiking on a trail called Wild Waters and then to Therme Amanda (no pictures of that).

Vulfpeck in Paris

Spencer outside l’Olympia in Paris, ready to see Vulfpeck

We went to Paris this past weekend. It was Spencer’s idea to go to see Paris to see vulfpeck. We decided that it would be a treat for the kids putting up with moving across an ocean and mostly being good about it. Meg loves Paris and jumped at the idea. Meg and Clare spent much of the day at the Louvre and shopping. Spencer and I climbed the arc de triomphe , took a nap and then went to the concert. I got some nice videos of the concert. One thing I found amazing was how people were singing along to bass solos.

https://youtu.be/l1PGDfR7CYo

https://youtu.be/JYSGj4URnSc

 

Rob on top of the Arc de Triomphe, with the Eiffel Tower in the background

Rob and Spencer by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris

Spencer at the Arc de Triomphe with the Champs-Élysées in the background

Spencer at the Arc de Triomphe with the Eiffel Tower in the background

Spencer getting ready for Vulfpeck to start

More fun in Trenton

Fun on Whitmore Lake

Howdy Luis and Courtney

While we were on vacation at Horseshoe Lake last week, my parents generously agreed to watching the kids one night so Clare and I could have some “adult” time with our friends Luis and Courtney. We had a great time catching up over beers and Thai food in Northville. Luis and I have been friends for over 22 years now! Great to see you two!

Clare and Rob at happy hour
Clare and Rob at happy hour

Luis and Courtney at happy hour
Luis and Courtney at happy hour

Luis and Rob
Luis and Rob

Hanging with the Moores

Thumbs up

After getting to spend most of the week with family, we also got to spend some time with friends. Last Friday we spent most of the day hanging out with the Moore family. We went to the Hands-on Museum, Arbor Brewing Company, and then enjoyed Jerusalem Gardens at their house. It was great to catch up. Hope to see you again soon!

Putterz

Sadie, Spencer, and Meg by the zebras at putterz

We’re probably not the only family to do this, but a Felty tradition has long been to play putt-putt golf while on vacation. Last week we chose Putterz in Ypsilanti, which happens to be a place that Clare and I went on dates a couple times when we lived in Ann Arbor. The kids liked it so much we played a second round later in the day.

Tour of Ann Arbor