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Little Trip to Hungary

We usually go to Austria to buy groceries but this month has just flown by so we decided to buy them in Hungary instead this month. Not as economical but closer. Here are just a few pics from our trip.

If you look to the top of this highway sign you'll see Zagreb, that's Croatia's capital. That way's home!

This is the absolute worse border in Europe!!! We arrived and you can see just a few cars, well after 20 minutes the cars were backed up to the Croatian border and we hadn't moved. Then they opened up two more lanes and instead of having the first come first serve they allowed all the cars at the back to come around us and wouldn't let us go. So after 1 hour we finally made it through this communistic border!!! No I'm not bitter. ;o}

Tesco is an English store, the closest thing we have to a Walmart. Sadly the don't stick American items except for the occasional tortillas and they have some Duncan Hines boxed brownies, but at $10 a box I usually pass on those.

Anyhoo, those are just a few pictures from todays grocery shopping.


  1. Oh, thank you for sharing. Wow, that's amazing with the border and having to wait. If you don't mind me asking, how long have you been there? How much longer will you be there? Very interesting. I will be showing my family those pictures later on today. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for sharing the pictures! I would love to go to Croatia brothers lived there for a few weeks...lots of stories. :)

    I recognize the Tesco sign! When I was in Prague, we shopped at Tesco a couple times....I bought a tea set there!

  3. Wow! What a wait at the border! Wes would go nutso if he'd been waiting that long and then the other cars got to go ahead of us. I don't even like to think about it! LOL

    I forget how nice I have it, being a missionary in a country that is so close to my own home country in every way. The food's a bit more expensive here, but not $10 for a box of brownie mix. Sometimes I feel like I'm not even a real missionary! ;)

  4. Hello, Tori!
    I was just blog-surfing, and came across yours...
    I really enjoyed reading your blog, and I'm always encouraged to see and hear of other Born-Again Christians who are following the Great Commission!
    May the Lord bless you and your family as you serve Him!

  5. Wow, too bad about the rough border crossing! Glad you're stocked up on groceries though!

  6. Hi Tori. I'm just overwhelmed at the $10 box of brownies. That is just unbelievable. We take so much for granted here, don't we? Thank you for what you're doing in Croatia.
    I also saw on Rhonda's site where you said your Mother hosted some people from their supporting church. Was she a missionary? Or did I misunderstand?

  7. OOPS, I should have been wearing my glasses. That was RHONDA that said that. LOL....Sorry. :)

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this Tori! It's so neat to see the signs and such. (o:

    Sorry the border crossing was so rough!

  9. is amazing what we all take for granted, sometimes.
    I know nothing of Croatia...I am one of those poor untraveled souls who's list of travled foreign countries consists of Mexico and Canada. But as a home school mom, I would love to know more!
    I also am interested in how long you've been there.
    God bless as your family continues to minister...

  10. Shereen,
    We have been in Croatia for a little over 6 years and plan on being here, Lord willing, another 60.

  11. Rachel,
    I knew your dad had some dealings with Christians in Croatia. My husband has a Baptist book that your dad wrote that a Croatian gave him. Did your brothers stay with the nationals from Zajednica Krscana?

  12. Susan,
    I try not to think about how "easy"
    it is for other missionaries. We all know when you are a missionary, nothing is easy, the devil makes sure of that, regardless of where you serve.

    Fine, maybe you don't pay $10 a box for brownies, (I don't either) but you still deal with the same lonliness and longing for home.

    Oh well one day we'll be home, with Jesus and there will be no more longing.

    I just hope to hear, "Well done my good and faithful servant."

  13. Kristi,
    We thank God for what He is doing in Croatia. ;o)

  14. I enjoyed your pictures & post. Very interesting!

  15. Ok! Got my facts straight now. :)

    My brothers stayed in Albania with a missionary family (who is no longer there) for a month or so. The Croatia trip I am thinking of is when my dad and my second-oldest brother basically took a road trip through Croatia. I'm not sure if they stayed the night (or where they did). So many trips that we (especially my dad) have taken...they all get mixed up!

    By the way, that's a great attitude to have, Tori! I know that no matter where we are, we can be thankful. I presently live in the United States, but I think fondly of the time when I lived in South Africa, and wish I could go back. There are people that I miss there, and things that are "commonplace" there (like mangoes being sold for 25 cents per 3 kilo) that are outrageously expensive here. (like mangoes being sold for $2 apiece)

    I think the key is to celebrate the matter where you are or at what stage of life. And look forward to the day when Jesus will come back, and we'll be altogether again...with HIM!


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