One afternoon, we piled the kids into our rental car and took off in the general direction of Zagreb. This is where we ended up:
We bummed around the Istrian coast for a couple days, soaking up Adriatic sunshine.
|how come European laundry is so photogenic?|
We popped over to Italy for lunch, and then took off for the Julian Alps.
|...2 hours later|
|Bled Castle (where I would want to live if I were a princess)|
|I could really get used to the view|
|on the lake|
Then it was on to Salzburg...
|looking at the fresco|
Where we stayed in the real-live-actual Villa von Trapp!
|we slept in Maria's room!!|
|the entire estate was populated by adorable little bunnies, and all the other guests wanted to burst into song at breakfast... heaven!!|
|the hills are alive! |
(p.s. see the random castle? we lost count of those around 30)
We made our way "home" via Vienna and small roads along the Danube, through an area jam-packed with castles, abbeys and charm. So, so delightful. It's a good thing we had puppies waiting at home, or we never would have come back!
More about Vienna and the puppies later...
P.S. Koszonom szepen for all the votes!! Just a few more days and we'll stop nagging you ;-)
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