Highlights E Europe

    Day 1

    Day 1 – Thursday, April 29, 2010 – Please Read Denmark Day 6

    As we traveled to Europe one week early, we have spent the last 6 days in Denmark and had no long flight from the USA as our typical Day 1 for the Highlights of Eastern Europe....

    Day 2

    Day 2 – Friday, April 30, 2010 – Early Flight from Copenhagen, Denmark to Frankfurt, Germany and then Arrive Vienna, Austria – Afternoon Tour

    The alarm went off at 2:45 – a short night indeed! We were able to get ready and organize our bags by 3:30. By that time...

    Day 3

    Day 3 – Saturday, May 1, 2010 – Drive from Vienna to Lake Bled, Slovenia – Visit the Castle and Lake Bled (2 nights)

    The sun peeked up over the Danube early so we were both awake when the alarm went off at 5:45. Just before we ate our...

    Day 4

    Day 4 – Sunday, May 2, 2010 – Lake Bled – Excursion to Alpine Jewels, Lake Bohinj and Visit to the Postojna Caves

    Our day began later this morning as we did not have to meet until 8:15. We had a leisurely breakfast and then met Tamara again for...

    Day 5

    Day 5 – Monday, May 3, 2010 – Tour Ljubljana, Slovenia to Zagreb, Croatia (2 nights)

    It was raining hard when we woke up this morning; we call it Brazil rain, coming down in sheets! The temperature was 58º and the humidity was 86%.

    Once again we realized Eva’s...

    Day 6

    Day 6 – Tuesday, May 4, 2010 – Zagreb, City Tour Kumrovec (Marshall Tito’s Birthplace) and Farmhouse Lunch

    After our wake up call at 6:30, then breakfast, we met our City Guide, Milovan who gave us a short history of Croatia and Zagreb on our drive to the Cathedral...

    Day 7

    Day 7 – Wednesday, May 5, 2010 – Visit Lake Balaton on the Drive to Budapest, Hungary Dinner Cruise on the Danube (2 nights)

    Gennie was awake and working online when the sun came up. The wake-up call came at 7:00 but we were up and had our bags...

    Day 8

    Day 8 – Thursday, May 6, 2010 – Budapest, Hungary sightseeing and Visit to the Parliament and Old Hungary Excursion with Lunch

    We woke up to a new morning in Budapest. Although the skies were gray, it was not raining – a good omen for our walking tour of...

    Day 9

    Day 9 – Friday, May 7, 2010 – Drive through Slovakia to Krakow, Poland

    The SUN – the SUN!!! This morning we had a beautiful sunny start to our travel day to Poland.

    Once again, everyone was on the bus even before our designated departure time at 8:30. Already...

    Day 10

    Day 10 – Saturday, May 8, 2010 – Krakow, Poland. Wieliczka Salt Mines Tour, City Sightseeing Tour, and Polish Folklore & Dinner

    We woke up at 6:15 to a thick fog with the temperature at 56º and the humidity was 97%. By the time we had our breakfast and...

    Day 11

    Day 11 – Sunday, May 9, 2010 – Drive to Auschwitz, Poland then on to Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa and to Warsaw, Poland

    Happy Mother’s Day! I remembered to purchase a card in Colorado, but finding it in my bag after two weeks was another challenge! I was...

    Day 12

    Day 12 – Monday, May 10, 2010 – Warsaw, Poland sightseeing, Wilanow Palace, City Tour & Chopin Piano Concert

    Today’s sun was a welcome sight as we had many outside activities today. After breakfast at 8:45 we met our Warsaw local guide, Ola and our new driver, Marek, who...

    Day 13

    Day 13 – Tuesday, May 11, 2010 – We Drive to Poznan, Poland and then on to Berlin, Germany

    A very thick fog greeted us this morning on our last day in Poland. We had an early departure at 7:30 so we were up and getting ready at 5:45.

    Eva...

    Day 14

    Day 14 – Wednesday, day, May 12, 2010 – Berlin, Germany sightseeing Reichstag Dome, Holocaust Memorial & the Wall, Berlin by Night & Dinner

    Our wake-up call at 6:15 was the street sweeper going back and forth cleaning the streets below. We are in Germany!

    The local guide Ita...

    Day 15

    Day 15 – Thursday, May 13, 2010 – Dresden, Germany – Prague, Czech Republic and Prague Night City Tour

    Our departure was later today, we had until 9:00 to be on the bus. Breakfast at the Hilton was wonderful as usual with such a variety of choices. Gennie who...

    Day 16

    Day 16 – Friday, May 14, 2010 – Prague, Czech Republic sightseeing walking tour and Lunch Cruise

    We had breakfast and then gathered our rain gear in preparation for our city walking tour. The weather was cool at 52º and the humidity was 81%. This was really the first...

    Day 17

    Day 17 – Saturday, May 15, 2010 – Visit Tabor, Czech Republic on to Horn and then to Vienna, Austria Vienna Palace Concert

    This was our last day on the bus; it has become our home away from home. We rotated through the seats and today were back in...

    Day 18

    Day 18 – Sunday, May 16, 2010 – Flight Vienna, Austria to Frankfurt, Germany to Denver, USA

    The last leg of our Eastern European journey brought us home to Colorado. Gennie had been up since 5:30 checking the internet for any last minute glitches in our flight schedule.

    We gathered...

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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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