David and I wanted to make a “last hurrah” trip before our new addition to the family arrived. We knew, at least for a while, travel would look a little different for us with a baby boy in tow. We couldn’t swing Iceland, a place top on my list, so after some research, we headed to Slovenia and Croatia (and a long layover in Madrid). Both before and after our journey, the predominant question from friends, family and strangers was, “Why the hee-haw did y’all go there?” (That is the Rebekah version of the question.)
1. I saw a Rick Steves show on Lake Bled in Slovenia and thought it looked enchanting.
2. A friend had visited Plitvice Lakes, and immediately I added it on my bucket list.
3. I wanted to experience something new that I had little or no prior context.
4. David had really enjoyed delving into Central Europe during our previous trip to Prague, and we wanted to explore more of this delightful region.