- Portoroz and St. Bernadin - October 9th and 10th
Staying at the Grand Hotel we visited the city of Piran and just shopping and site seeing
On the road we stopped at St. Mary of the Vision and met Father Niko and Socerb Castle in Strunjan.
From the castlke you can see Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Arrived in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia,
and toured the castle and the city. There was a soccer match that evening with Scotland. I never saw
so many kilts!
- Bohinj and Lake Bled - October 12th
Took a cable to the mountain top at Bohinj. It was cold up there but the barley soap was great. We
then went to Lake Bled and went to the church in the middle of the lake. We wrong the bell - which
makes your wish come true. I can't really say that I wished for anything. Went to Avsenik for dinner -
polka bands rule!
- Celje and Lasko Brewery - October 13th
Stopped at Trojane to get krofe - Manja promised it was the best - and then continued on to Celje.
Celje has an old castle with an interesting story of people being locked in the tower. The town was
originally a Roman city and the buildings with red roofs are the Roman town (you can see this from the
castle). Toured Lasko brewery - "In heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here". Drove
through Logarska valley where we stopped for dinner and saw a waterfall.
- Sticna, Bishop Barga, and Istenic - October 14th
We visited the Cistercian monastery in Sticna with tour guide Tadij. It was really beautiful. Had a
picnic with potica which Ruth and I bought at the market and strudel from Fr. Perkovich's family in the
Krka valley. Afterward went to see the birth place of Bishop Barga. Has lunch at the best place ever!!!
If your in Slovenia go to Gostilina Javornik - they even have a web site! After lunch went to Istenic for
- Finding the Zagorc family - October 15th
With a free day, Aunt Marian and I rented a car and a driver (Gregor) and drove to Petane which was
Grandpa Zagorc's village. We actually did meet Grandpa's niece Maritca. We spent the day with them
in Jurka Vas (where she lives) and in Petane (where her son still lives). I couldn't eat dinner - I was