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croatia - part II

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!
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Krk Waterfall After Slovenia, we headed to explore Croatia.  Our first stop was Krk Waterfall. To get to the waterfall you can either hike in or take a boat (which is included in your admission price).  We decided it would be more fun to take the boat.  It was super windy, but the kids loved it.

There is about an hour hike around the park so you can see the waterfalls at different angles.
Our little ones put their toesie-toes in this lake as well. After Krk Waterfalls we made the long drive down to Dubrovnik.  This stretch was long, and included a short few kilometers in Bosnia.  Sasha, Scott and Brandon (Simon's sister and family) came to Europe and they were able to meet up with us on part of our trip.  It was great to have them along!  We spent a few days together, then they headed to Italy and then met us back in Munich. This was the view from our hotel window in Dubrovnik.  We had to walk up 100 stairs every time we wanted to go to the hotel.  We also ended up staying in wha…

slovenia - part II

The next few days we spent in Slovenia mainly doing outdoor stuff.  
Kozjak Waterfall This feeds into the Soca river which we went to later in the day.  It was about a half an hour hike in to this waterfall and well worth it.
It was really loud inside because of the waterfall and the kids were not so sure of it at first, but after a few minutes they loosened up a little bit.

We spent an entire day by the Soca river.  It is this beautiful blue river in Slovenia.  The water looked so inviting, but unfortunately it was freezing.  We were able to do some hiking at different areas of the lake, and resisted the urge to jump in.

Another favorite activity of the kids was throwing rocks into the water.  I love this action shot of Auburn.
Conley and Auburn were both brave enough to put their toes in the water for a few seconds.
Lake Bohinj We stayed a lovely little apartment a few minutes away from this lake.  One morning we got up and hiked up to the viewpoint.
partying at the viewpoint of La…