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Little Trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia

After we lost Nanny last week the stress of not being able to be home with family got to us a little bit. So we decided to take a short little trip to Ljubljana, the capitol of Slovenia. It's not too far from us and so we drove up there to take a look-see. The drive was beautiful and pretty eventful.
After about 30 minutes into the drive we met these nice folks along the road side.

Oh it's been so long since we have had a conversation with these people that we were in shock.
After getting to know them a bit we decided we better do as they ask. We followed them to the nearest town, that wasn't actually near at all and proceeded to take care of the ticket the way you do when your in a foreign country. I videoed some of the fun, below. As always I hate the way I sound, I'm sad to hear that I haven't lost my Texas accent, but oh well.





People in Europe have no problem staring. Actually there's not a lot of entertainments here so I guess that's the entertainment. I'm sad to say I have taken to watching people while I drink coffee in town too but I'm more discreet.



Oh we saw this sign at one of the petrol stations. If you know that the NA means ON it's pretty funny. It actually reads, Coffee On the Potty. Aww, how funny!

The little lift thinggy to the top of the hill. Cool!
Over the city if Ljubljana stands a small mountain with the old town castle atop it. This is a view from the top of the little elevator thinggy.We found this guy on one of the stairs going into the castle, and no I didn't pet it!
Very pretty picture, lovely!
Another view of the town from above, very European and very clean.

There is a really pretty river running around the castle hill. Alone one side it's lined with shops of all kinds, had to take a look.

Up at the castle with my honey!
For those of you who have never been to Europe, the one thing Europe has that the US doesn't is thousands of ways to flush the toilet. Really, everything from push button, to step on stopper, pull string and tons more. Anyhow, I thought it was funny and the bowl itself was clean that's odd!
Do I easily amuse of what. This is the catch inside the bathroom door, it's was totally heavy and the knob was larger than my hand. I'm just thinking what is it necessary to have such heavy-duty latches on the inside of the stall? I mean who's going to try to break in and why???
I had to catch this shot. It the sign at the entrance of the castle. It plainly says that you are not allowed to drive your car, climb on the rails, ride your bike or walk on the grass but they graciously allow you to bring your dog and pick your nose! HA!
The family, typically American, see the caps!
With my window obsession, I love this one. See how old it is and where the old hinges used to be to cover this window. Surely some poor prisoner was inside there at one time. Ohh spooky!
Another shot!
Any yet another.
And one more, actually this one is a great one. Those are the Alps you see in the distance. Just north of Slovenia is Austria.
The kiddos.




A few from inside the castle. One part is now used for a bistro and you can tour the whole place, almost.

HEADING HOME...

25 comments:

  1. You're right... the pictures are *very* typical of Europe:o). How pretty!

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  2. Oh my goodness, that was so funny...a ticket, police escort..the whole nine yards!

    My favorite picture is of the potty! I'm intrigued by things like that....maybe someone else will be too!

    All in all looks like a fun day!

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  3. What a great trip~I loved all the photos.

    Too funny about your police escort~You all sure know how to draw attention ;) I'm a people watcher too, yet very discrete. :D

    I would LOVE locks on bathroom stalls like that~Most here are usually broke. Have you ever tried to go to the bathroom with your purse in your mouth (the hooks are usually broke too) while you try not to sit on the seat and also hold the door closed with one hand?!? Let me tell you it isn't fun :D

    Have a great weekend.
    ~Amy

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  4. as always your pics make me want to visit there.. HOW FUN the videos were.. I LOVE how you said you are "in the boonies" traveling through Europe!!! LOL Just struck me as funny.

    Glad you all had a good time!!! GRAET POST!!!

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  5. What great pictures. I am so glad you took a trip as you guys needed it.

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  6. LOL at your video's! You never know though, there might have been something happen on that other road...all things happen for a reason! ;D

    You look just like my niece in California! ♥

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  7. Okay, I didn't watch the videos at first. And I could not for the life of me figure out what was going on! Thats what I get for scrolling and not reading ;) but just to comment, I loved hearing your voice! I feel like I get to know you just a bit better! I hope the rest of your day was better!

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  8. I'm glad to see you post this blog and that they didn't shoot you or take you to a POW camp. I love the photos, they are very beautiful!!!!

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  9. I'm so glad y'all were able to get away for a day, Tori :o) The countryside looks so neat and clean!

    LOL! I've become a people-watcher, too. I snapped some photos the other day, trying to be discreet. It was fun.

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  10. Another twisted tale in the continuing saga of Outlaw Johnny Wayne Leslie, "Gospel Slinger" in Croatia.

    Seriously, We are praying for you.
    God Bless You.
    God Save Croatia.

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  11. Hi Tori!

    Sorry it's been so long since I last visited. I've really missed keeping up with you.

    I loved this post! You are so funny! Your sense of humor brightened my day. All the pictures are great too.

    ~Grace

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  12. Hi Tori,
    thanks for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment.....I came be and thoroughly enjoyed your tour
    please stop by and visit me again,
    Mimi

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  13. Thank you for stopping in for a visit! I Love meeting new friends!

    The pictures you have posted are beautiful!

    I will be visiting your other blogs as well.

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  14. Love European scenery pics! Thanks for sharing these. That's a great pic of you and hubby!

    When I was a kid and went to Hungary the way toilets flushed was an endless fascination! LOL.

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  15. I totally missed your post on Nanny. Please forgive me. I'm sorry for your loss!

    Looks like your family had a wonderful time in Ljubljana. How in the world is that pronounced, anyway??? lol

    ~Kristi

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  16. Oh, Tori! I'm so sorry to hear about your Nanny...I do pray the Lord comforts your heart.

    The nightgown you made is so cute! Love it! It totally looks vintage--like 1975ish. I'm older than you, so I would know. ; )

    And it was totally cool hearing your voice (sorry about the ticket though!). I love your accent!

    Blessings!

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  17. The people watching happens here in Portugal as well. Isn't it great?

    The ride seemed very MMMM eventful, but I'm sure the scenery was worth it. (Even the toilet latch. HEHE)

    Wanted to let you know I am now blogging and can be found at missionaryhart.blogspot.com

    Talk later,

    Dawne

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  18. Hello, Tori, So sorry about your loss. Glad you got to have a little trip but I was kind of getting a little nervous wondering where the police were taking you. I am glad that you were able to post and all is well. I have missed visiting but have been unable to for the last few weeks, I have not forgotten you but things have been "unusual" around our neck of the woods lately. I have felt at times that I was in the boon docks also.lol. Glad you are doing good and will come back and have a longer visit soon.

    You look very nice in the picture with you husband. I liked your voice also, it sounded like you were right beside me. Texas, I should say. connie

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  19. I am glad taht I am not the only one who takes pictures of toilets!!

    I was recently in Brugges, Belgium and I was amazed at two of the bathrooms there. The first was only 5'2". Praise the Lord that I am 5'1". Whew!! That was short. The second was the door was right there. You banged your knees and head and the sink was right over your lap.

    Yes, European toilets are very interesting!!

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  20. I am sorry but I could not stop laughing. I can't mean missionaries in another country and getting a police escort and the people looking so funnny but the coffee on the potty was the funniest. God bless, Pat

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  21. OK, wow! I felt like I was just given a tour and I loved it. Sorry about the police incident though, but thankful ya'll are ok.

    I loved the videos because I thought it was so neat to hear your voice! I feel like I know you better now.

    I am STILL laughing at the sign giving permission to pick your nose!!! Oh that's funnnnnny!

    Hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for the tour!

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  22. Oh Tori! Ya'll were the entertainment of the day! But, it looks like you had fun in spite of the ticket.

    We recently had to get a new toilet and my hubby told a friend that he has a new hobby and it is watching our toilet flush because it is the fastest flush east of the Mississippi. :D Of course, we still have to push the lever to flush it.

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  23. I'm glad you and your fam were able to take a trip to help refresh your spirits after this difficult time. Thanks for sharing the pics with us -- my favorites were the coffee on the potty and the nose picker! LOL! It reminds me of some funny signs we saw while we were in Japan!

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  24. Love the pics! If you've never been out of the United States much, you don't know what other countries and areas even look like. Thanks for helping us to understand where you are ministering. I love love love to see missionary films when they visit. I am fascinated by all the other cultures.

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  25. Tori....Oh, I so enjoyed this post! Such a beautiful place to visit - well, less the ticket ;) - but really, everything looks so beautiful and European. And, I love the videos you shot...really neat!

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