Today we met our Croatian counterparts at their school, Biskupijska Klasicna High, within the old walls of Dubrovnik, and I think it is fair to say, friendships took root quickly. We first met their head of school, pictured with us posing on a footbridge as we entered the school's upper level -- a quite kind and gracious man of the cloth. Then, we enjoyed a freshly baked snack in their library (scrumptious!) and Tom Ed and Luke checked out the bible trimmed in gold. Next, we met Ivana, their English language teacher, and her students. She had composed an ice-breaking game, and as you can see, the ice was broken. (The pictures seem a bit out of order, but I think you'll get the idea!) I included two of our group shots because Maggie's glee was too wonderful to leave out! After their school day ended at 1:10 (!), our band joined several of their Croatian peers for a walk around town before we reunited for a cable car ride to the top of Mt. Srd. What a view! (See the pic of Sarah, Mrs. McElroy, Shannon, and Tom Ed.) Gorgeous!
So, the high school visit was a success, and in fact, we will be joining many of them again tomorrow evening for an environmental recognition within the old town walls. Before that rendezvous, however, we will venture out on the open sea with Croatian fishermen. Yikes! Look for new photos documenting the high jinks if I can keep this iPad out of the Adriatic.
Until next time, I remain,
P.S. Also look for links from me to photos and articles in local rags and e-mags produced by media members invited to our high school gig. It seems our visit was seen as exceptional!