Fair warning to those looking for our normal wine posts… the first couple are just vacation posts for friends or for Karen and I when we get senile and can’t remember what we did when we were here…
Danny finally graduated which means — Italy, here we come! We’ve been waiting to take this trip since he graduated from high school, but schedules with Danny, Justin and now Justin’s wife, Allison and us just didn’t work out — so we postponed it until he graduated from college. For those of you who don’t know, he graduated with two degrees, one in Biotechnology, and one in Chemistry with a math minor. He’s going to University of Michigan for his PhD in Bioinformatics, so we are pretty proud of him (at least when he is not annoying the crap out of us). We don’t know where he got the brains. We think it might have been the dog.
We decided to start our trip in Slovenia, just east of Venice. Karen and Ken have been there before and the capital, Ljubljana, is stunning. We wanted to show it to the kids before we got started in Italy. Justin and Allison were able to come over from London for a long weekend so they met us, as well. First stop after they got in was the Bled area, a rather ominous sounding name for a beautiful place. Bled has three main attractions. Bled Lake, a stunning, azure blue glacial lake that sets the stage for the other sites. The only place I’ve seen with similar color are lakes in the high Sierra. Bled cathedral sits on an island in Bled Lake and is reached by 99 steps. Tradition holds that if you get married there the groom has to carry the bride up those steps. Justin was glad he and Allison got married the year before.
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