Crossroads of Adriatic

    Day 1

    April 30, 2007 - Monday - Denver, CO to Frankfurt, Germany

    Our bags are packed and we're ready to go. We're leaving on a jet plane…

    We left our house at the top of Palmer Divide at 1:00 PM, made a quick stop in Monument at the Post Office and...

    Day 2

    May 01, 2007 - Tuesday - Frankfurt, Germany to Zagreb, Croatia

    The new Long-Haul seats in Business Class on the Airbus A340-600 of Lufthansa make it possible to totally stretch out for a comfortable sleep. We were able to get about 5 hours of sleep, waking up at about 9...

    Day 3

    May 02, 2007 - Wednesday - Zagreb, Croatia City Tour

    Dobro jutro! Good Morning!

    We woke up at 7:00 after a great night's sleep, refreshed and ready for another day in Zagreb!

    The buffet breakfast at the hotel was fantastic - the best selection of meats, cheeses, yogurts, fresh fruits,...

    Day 4

    May 03, 2007 - Thursday - Zagreb-Optional Tour

    We woke up at 7 AM to high clouds but a pleasant 65° day. Our breakfast was in the hotel again with the same excellent varieties and very conscientious service.

    Our optional trip to the Ethnographic Village of Kumrovec, Tito's birthplace was...

    Day 5

    May 04, 2007 - Friday - Ride into Bosnia & Herzegovina-Sarajevo

    Today was our last morning in Zagreb. We woke up at 6:07 when we received our 6:30 wake-up call! Even though it was cloudy, the birds in the garden outside our window were chirping happily as usual.

    We put...

    Day 6

    May 05, 2007 - Saturday - Sarajevo City Tour-Home Hosted Dinner

    The sun coming up over the Olympic mountains of Sarajevo woke us u this morning at 6:30. We had a lovely breakfast at 7:30 in the dining room on the 15th floor of our hotel.

    We met our group...

    Day 7

    May 06, 2007 - Sunday - Discover Mostar-Arrive in Dubrovnik

    Our wake up call came at 6:30. We had heavy rain during the night and it was so dark and cloudy we could not see much of the city nor the mountains. We finished packing, had our luggage out at...

    Day 8

    May 07, 2007 - Monday - Dubrovnik City Tour-Free afternoon

    We had had a wonderful evening and a great night's sleep and woke up at 7 AM to have breakfast in the dining room. Once again, we had a wide variety and selection from the buffet as well as made...

    Day 9

    May 08, 2007 - Tuesday - Discover Montenegro-Visit Kotor

    We woke up at 6:30, prepared for the day, and had breakfast out on the patio of the restaurant. It was sunny but cool, without a cloud in the sky! We met everyone at 8:00 in the lobby and set off...

    Day 10

    May 09, 2007 - Wednesday - Travel the Adriatic Coast-Discover Diocletian's Palace

    Our wake-up call was at 6:00 although we were both awake when the call came. We showered, finished packing, and then put our luggage out by our door at 6:45 - way ahead of schedule! It was cooler...

    Day 11

    May 10, 2007 - Thursday - Travel the Adriatic Coast-Arrive in Lovran

    Everyday it seems there is more luggage for Nik to pack into our small bus! This morning it was no different, but he managed to get everything wedged into the tight spaces.

    By 8 AM we left Split...

    Day 12

    May 11, 2007 - Friday - Explore Istrian Peninsula-Tour & Free Time in Pula

    We began our day with a relaxed schedule. After our breakfast at 7:45 we went for a long walk along the waterfront taking photos of the once elegant old villas. The temperature was only 67° but...

    Day 13

    May 12, 2007 – Saturday – Free Day in Lovran–Optional Hill Towns of Istria Tour

    We woke up to sunny skies on the Adriatic Coast again today. After showering and having breakfast, we had time to check our email and then met our group at 9 AM.

    Today is a...

    Day 14

    May 13, 2007 – Sunday – Travel into Slovenia–Ljubljana City Tour

    Today was our last day in Lovran. We showered, packed up our last remaining things, and went down to breakfast.

    When we went to the lobby, Tammy and the desk attendant had a surprise for me. I had mentioned...

    Day 15

    May 14, 2007 - Monday - Free Day in Ljubljana-Optional Lake Bled Tour

    We had breakfast in our hotel - a marvelous selection again today, probably the best on our whole tour! I talked to a group of military men from Colorado who were here for a two week training...

    Day 16

    May 15, 2007 - Tuesday - Ljubljana, Slovenia To Frankfurt, Germany To Denver, USA

    Our wake-up call was at 4:30 today. We had a chance to go to the breakfast room as Tammy had arranged an early opening for us. We had some coffee, juice, etc. to start our day....

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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