Plitvice Lakes National Parks
We met up with Scott, Sasha, and Brandon in Zadar and drove to Plitvice the next morning. We have had some many people tell us about this national park. The park is so large that they have different routes that you can take that consist of walking, boats and buses. We spent the entire day and it was incredible. When we arrived it was much cooler than we expected, so we all did a little changing in the parking lot and then headed out.
Brandon was kind enough to find sticks to entertain Auburn and Conley throughout the trip.
There are sixteen lakes and waterfalls everywhere. The water is this beautiful green color.
This is a view from the top looking down. If you look carefully you can see the walkways that take through through the park. It was a little nerve wracking with little kids since there is only a walkway without rails. The kids were very good about holding hands and had lots of time on shoulders, thanks for the help Uncle Scott!
After Plitvice we headed the hostel. The Johnsons came bearing gifts for the kids from both sets of Grandparents. Conley's birthday was a few weeks before and all of the nephews were sweet enough to send little presents. Conley loves all the little cars and balls, thanks Sam, Brandon and Caleb!
The next morning we had a little bit of time to explore the Zagrab. This is St. Mark's church. We really liked the roof.
The kids playing guards at the Town Hall. They would change and it was the cutest changing of the guard that you will probably ever see.
We headed to Skocjan caves after Zagreb. We couldn't take pictures inside and this really doesn't do the caves justice, but it was incredible inside. Google image search it and you see what I am talking about.
That evening we meet up in Pula and watched the Eurovision song contest. While you are google searching the caves look up Eurovision dancing grandmas, watch the Youtube video, it is pretty hilarious.
This is the only Roman Amphitheater that has all four sides on it. It is incredibly well preserved.
Auburn and Conley had their own little Roman games.
After Rovinj we drove to a little beach where we enjoyed a picnic lunch and the kids played. Of course there was rock throwing and toes in the water. Brandon was the only one brave enough to actually swim in the cold water. Brandon had a fort made of rocks and Conley kept trying to steal them, so Brandon had to keep him well supplied.
That evening after dinner Scott and Sasha treated us all to ice cream, it was seriously delicious. I had dark chocolate and obviously Auburn loved it as well.
We headed home after Rovinj and the Johnson's headed to Italy. On the way home we stopped by a little city called Piran. We climbed up the walls to get a view and then walked through the city. We then made the long drive home.