One of the bravest (or most foolhardy) things we attempted was to walk the city walls of Dubrovnik without feeding the kids breakfast.
There was a certain twisted logic to it: it was our last full day in Dubrovnik, and we figured that if we waited until breakfast was accomplished, we would all wilt in the heat of the day. If we waiting until the cooler evening, someone was certain to dissolve with fatigue or hunger.
That left one option: get up early and do it in the morning! Except if you don't get up early, that means getting up late and going without breakfast.
We prayed that it would work out.
As a precaution (if you could call it that), we did bring a bag of cookies, which we rationed out carefully and strictly, one cookie per turret completed.
Those who dared to undertake this dangerous mission were treated to some unforgettable views.
To top it all off, whom did we happen to run into but my old (but very well-preserved) college roommate, John Mark Rogers? OK, it wasn't completely random, but through the modern miracle of social media, John noticed from our previous evening's anniversary post that we were in Dubrovnik, where he just so happened to have arrived that afternoon, with his lovely friend Christine.
There was nothing like catching up over some war atrocity photographs and reminiscing about the '90s civil war in Yugoslavia.
Of course, as old Dubrovnik hands by now, we had to show off some of our favorite local haunts.
In another age, John and I would have discovered five years from now that we were in Dubrovnik at the same time back in 2013, if only we had known, etc. This time, thanks to the magic of Facebook, we did!