Saturday, August 3, 2013

Day 7 - The Road

Not much to report again today.  Mostly a nice drive from Rovinj to our hotel near Plitvice Lakes.  We stopped for lunch in a seaside resort called Opatija.  Very Austrian, definitely high class, and pretty boring as well.  I'm wondering if this country has a middle ground between tacky and yawn-inducing.

After Opatija, the drive was quite scenic.  Large mountains and huge valleys of farmland, and so we had to stop for cheese - well worth it.  Then we drove through dense forest, very reminiscent of South Dakota.

We got to our hotel about 3 - too late and too hot to start on the lakes.  So instead, around 7, we went riding, a one hour trail ride through the forest, which was even more beautiful on horseback.  Since it was a walking ride, Ellery was left frustrated, so we'll be back tomorrow so she can get some galloping in.