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Lake Bled with the castle high on the hill..

I took a LOT of pictures and hope everyone enjoys them as...

Massive mountains...

 

Awesome churches too..

Ducks enjoying the lake too..

This church is popular for weddings...

The castle is having some repair work done...

Cool boat tours available..

Me with my handsome son at Bled Lake... :-)

Jerry and Jerry...:-)

Lunch at Pavin Cafe...

Wowser view from our hotel balcony..

The boys walking to get take outs for dinner...they were delicious..

Zoom of the castle from the balcony..

The bells from that church went off every hour..loved it..

Some of those massive mountains had snow caps..

The hotel has a free breakfast buffet, it was one of the...

After breakfast, we drove to the top to see the castle close...

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Lake view from the castle..

 

 

Next, we took a drive in the countryside...

 

The massive mountains reminded me of Alaska..

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You see a lot of these, they are used for drying the...

 

Tulips were blooming everywhere...

We drove through several beautiful villages..

 

Back at the awesome lake...

 

 

 

Last one!


We are in beautiful Bled, Slovenia with our son, Jerry Junior. He flew into Ljubljana International Airport and we took the bus from Trieste to meet him. We rented a car and drove about 35 miles to see the incredible lake and town. Lake Bled is a lake in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled. The area is a popular tourist destination.

The lake is of mixed glacial and tectonic origins. It is 6,960 feet long and 4,530 feet wide with a maximum depth of 97 feet. The lake is situated in a picturesque environment, surrounded by massive mountains and forests. The medieval-era Bled Castle stands above the lake on the north shore. The Zaka Valley lies at the west end of the lake. I was wishing Betty was with us, I would love to have her to do a painting of this incredible area. Everywhere you look it’s like a post card photo. Absolutely incredible beauty!

We spent the night at the Olympia Hotel on the third floor, we had awesome views of the lake from the hotel. After a good nights rest, we had a few hours before returning the car, we drove to the top of the castle and then into the surrounding countryside for more awesome views. I hope you enjoy the pictures of this amazing area as much as I enjoyed taking them. :-) I have been to a lot of places, this rates very high on my all time beauty list. :-) We all had a wonderful trip. Check back later for more while we tour Trieste and more of Slovenia with our son.

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