Spending time with family
Favorite thing: I asked my daughter what her favorite part of our summer 2004 vacation was. She told me that it was the time spent in Montenegro. She also loved the mountains and the water. When we left Montenegro, she said "I felt as if I had come home."
Fondest memory: In this picture are (front row, left to right): my husband Greg, Mina, Olga, Anna, my son Danny, my daughter Melanie. (Back row) Sanja's husband, Mico, Anna, Sanja, holding Milena.
18th century town
Favorite thing: Many of the buildings in Kamenari date back to the 18th century. Homes have been passed down from generation to generation, is one such building. My husband is standing in the backyard patio of the house in this picture.
Fondest memory: Houses like this one aren't passed down from generation to generation like they are in the United States. In Montenegro, laws are less certain concerning inheritance, wills and estates. Local zoning laws are nonexistent or not enforced. Houses themselves are subdivided over and over and it is not uncommon for different families to be owning different parts of the house, or for there to be uncertainty as to who owns which part of the house.
A court hearing was scheduled to determine which part of this house they owned. They showed up for their hearing while we were there only to discover that the prime minister of Montenegro had declared on the fly that the day was a national holiday and all the governmental workers had the day off!