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Monday, September 21, 2009

Bled - Day 1

Hi all

We left Ljubljana fairly early this morning and made our way to Bled. We didn't realize how close it was and made it here in less than an hour. We spent the morning discussing our Triglav trip details with the tour company and finding a room for the next three nights. We are going to use Bled as a base for the Bled area and neighboring Lake Bohinj.

We rowed out to the little island in Lake Bled, which houses a small church and restaurant. The weather has been great - warm and sunny, though today was a bit hazy. We walked around the whole lake (6 km) and even trekked up to the castle that over looks this picturesque town. We are staying in a pension and have an apt to ourselves, which will make a great base over the next few days.

If the weather is nice tomorrow we are going to head over to Lake Bohinj and do a medium hike there. Wed will be a rest day since we need to prepare for our big hike! Pray for nice weather on Thurs and Fri!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quick Hello - Slovenia Day 1

Hello everyone!

I was hoping to send a recap of our Ireland trip before we left for Slovenia, but we miss calculated how much time we had in between flights. Turns out our flight from Ireland didnt arrive in London until nearly 11pm on Saturday, and our flight to Slovenia left at 730am on Sunday. Factor in travel time between our flat and the airport both can do the math. That left us with a nap in between trips, and no time to share our Ireland vacation with you!

So here we are in Ljubljana, Slovenia. We flew into Venice and picked up our rental car. Brian had a fun time switching from driving a manual car in Ireland on the wrong side of the road, to driving a manual car in Italy/Slovenia on the right side of the road. And you can imagine how well I did trying to figure out the round-abouts in both countries. Oy vei. But we made it here in one piece, and we think the car survived as well.

We had a fantastic time with Danielle and Ed last week when they were staying with us. We had amazing weather in Ireland as well - all three days ended up being sunny! They (and we) lucked out big time! I even think it was warmer there in September then it was when we were there in July! One new place that we went on this trip to Ireland was the Cliffs of Mohar.

They. Are. Amazing.

I cannot wait to share the pictures with you guys! Unfortunately that will have to wait for a couple of weeks.

We leave Ljubljana tomorrow morning and make our way towards Bled and Lake Bohinj. Our two day hike up Mt Triglav is on Thursday and Friday. I hope to have regular updates for you guys on this trip! Hope you had a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


That's the button I would like to press for the next few days - pause. I'm back in London after a whirlwind and fun-filled week back in the states.

We had a great time at Scott and Annes wedding in Newport, RI. It was my first time to Newport and I loved it! We had a great hotel on the beach, did the cliff walk, saw The Breakers and many of the other mansions there, had some fantastic lobster and enjoyed a beautiful and super fun wedding.

Then I flew up to Syracuse for a few days. It was my first time home in a year, and man it felt good to be back! I saw tons of my family, caught up with old friends and went shopping for a wedding dress! I could have used a few more days upstate but I'm glad I was able to have at least a little time up there at all.

Then it was back to NYC and later CT for Maura and Liams wedding. It was so awesome being reunited with my S3 Marist girls (and Frank and Ed), and we had a blast partying it up CT style. The wedding was amazing - Maura looked so beautiful (I'm running out of adjectives to use in this post!) and was glowing from head to toe. The reception was super fun, the wedding toasts were some of the best I have ever heard, and we danced the night away.

It all ended too quickly - and much of it was a blur...thank god I had my camera :)

Now I'm back in London (with a couple of guests!). Its time to unpack and re-pack, because in two days we are off again! We are spending a few days in Ireland with our friends Danielle and Ed, and then we are off to Slovenia for two weeks! Its going to be super busy and a bit frenzied, but I'm sure it will be a great time. Keep an eye out for updates!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

And we're off!

Off to the US that is!

We leave today for New York and couldn't be more excited! Brian will be in town just for the weekend, but I will be home for a full week.

Our schedule is jam-packed, as usual, but its all fun stuff! We will be doing a little wedding research ourselves, along with attending two of our friends wedding, hanging out in NYC/LI, and I get to go home to Skaneateles for the first time in a year!

This trip starts off our hectic September of traveling - but don't worry, I've got an extra large cup of coffee in front of me to help me prepare!

Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone - I hope you had a great summer!