A Day at Lake Bohinj

Trip Start May 13, 2011
Trip End Apr 28, 2012

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Vogel Mountain
Icelandic Pony Ride

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Today we picked up our rental car (named Dragon by the girls) and headed out to the Slovenian country side.  Driving in Slovenia is easy, the signs and roads are in great condition.

There are two main lakes in Slovenia.  Lake Bled is the larger more touristy lake and the quieter lake is called Lake Bohinj.  We opted to hit the quieter lake.  Getting there took about an hour.  When we got there, it was amazing.  This was an outdoor paradise. Lake Bohinj is circled with about a 10 small towns.  Each town takes about 5 minutes to drive through.  

Our first stop was Vogel Mountain.  In the winter Vogel Mountain is a top ski destination.  In the summer, the cable car takes people a mile up into the Julian Alps for amazing views of the lake and mountains.  Stacy and Kahlan closed their eyes the entire way up and Abi and I had to convince them that they could not walk down the mountain and had to take the cable car back down.

After making it back down to ground level, we hit Lake Bohinj.  The lake is fed by mountain snow melt and it is crystal clear.  You can see 20 feet below the surface of the water.  The temperature of the water was also about 80 degrees.  We had a picnic lunch and strolled around the lake.

Our next stop was for a horse ride.  Stacy found a horse stable by the lake that gave rides on Icelandic Ponies.  This would be the first time Kahlan got to ride a horse on her own.  After a little practice riding we were off on our Icelandic ponies wandering the area around the lake.  The kids loved it and the scenery was about a good and one could get.

We picked the perfect time of year to hit the lake.  Most tourist were gone and the weather was beautiful.  In the winter, the area gets LOTS of snow, but I imagine that would also be a beautiful site. 
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