Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Our first day of road trip heading towards
It was a day of passes – the first –
The second pass was at the border of
Finally, we survived the wild ride down the south side of Vrsic pass and finished our drive to Kobarid, narrowly be forced off the road only a few kilometers from Kobarid by a bus trying to cut a corner.
We arrived in Kobarid for the big family surprise – Peg’s sister, Sherwin, Norman, Addicus and Keaton were secretly waiting for us there. I was in on the plan but no one else expected to see them - the cover story was that they were in
Now we have some recent tips about where to go tomorrow and the next day as we work our way south along the
On a tip from the family we intersected in Kobarid, we cut our stay short by one day in Kobarid and made our way south to the
We hopped in the car in the afternoon and drove 3+ hours to
Dinner was a seafood treat – mini-lobsters, giant calamari (intact squid actually) were part of the seafood fare. Can’t recommend the spaghetti – event this close to
We got up early in the morning to head up to
We paid the entry fee and went on the hour long audio tour in the blazing heat (close to 98 degrees in the shade). The history of the coliseum, and the multiple attempts by the Venetian rulers to dismantle it, was fascinating. Definitely worth the small price of admission.
After we sweltered in the sun, we dashed back to the car and zipped back to our apartment in Prementura, had lunch , then hit the beach. The water was the perfect solution to the blazing heat. Peg was the bold one, first one to jump off the high rocky overhangs about 25 feet into the water. After a little while Mike found a different cove with a cliff that was even higher and without a clue, jumped off. That set off a repeated cycle of flinging ourselves off the cliffs into the water. The kids had a great time jumping in off they myriad of ledges that hung over the clear blue water.
Now we are back, waiting for the heat to abate and head off to dinner. More seafood for sure – at $10 a plate, it’s hard to pass up. Tomorrow we are off to the