We dragged ourselves out of the apartment around 10:30 this morning. It was nice having a lazy day. That was the laziest part, however. We searched out a food store and had a very cheap breakfast before hiking the 3.5 miles around the lake. It is a beautiful setting, and the castle builder took full advantage of it. I couldn't have chosen a better location for a castle myself.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
We escaped our prison confinement this morning and rented a get-away car to head to the mountains. The rental went very smoothly and the car is the nicest we have seen yet. We stopped at our next accommodation to drop the bags and then headed to a nearby gorge for a hike. It was underwhelming. In fact, it appeared strangely like home...and no, we are not secretly up Grouse somewhere.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Oh My God. What Was I thinking? This was the first thought as the very nice car rental driver pulled up in front of the Hostel Celica complex. He was trying to find a way in.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Ever cognizant of trying to keep the Blog interactive and entertaining, we've devised a game of "guess whose drink is whose. Who had tea? Who is finished their yummy apple cider, and who is dragging their feet?
Day 10: Kenna cuts us loose. Well, ten days is about all the togetherness we could take, and Kenna opted for a day on her own. Meanwhile, hardcore travel guide followers Holly and Heather took a wander through Rovinj and rode bikes out around the peninsula. It should be noted that while Kenna missed out on the nude beach, she managed to catch the lovely lunch on the Adriatic.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
We'll let our pictures do the talking today. We began our morning with the most amazing hike through Plitvitce Lakes park. This is a natural geological phenomenon. The lakes are staggered on many different levels, which sounds impossible except they cascade endlessly. The paths have been erected in places you wouldn't normally get to walk so you get to see spectacular sights. The water is a gorgeous blue because of the calcium in it. The formations creating the waterfalls were created by the deposits of the calcium as the water flowed.