Leaving Klagenfurt this morning, we decided to let Mom do her part in some of the planning--she just nods her head in agreement most days.
(Who says only VW beetles can have dashboard flowers?)
WANDERING THE WORTHERSEE...
Just a quick drive west--plus a construction detour that took us through some gorgeous forest and pasture landscapes--brought us to Carinthia's biggest and one of Austria's warmest lakes. It was practically a ghost town on a Sunday morning in April at the port of Varden. We did find a place to breakfast before walking the lakeside a bit where it began to get a little busier.
(The now quiet decks will be swarming in summer)
PUDDLE JUMPING IN PIRAN...
The rain kindly held off until we hit the road headed for the port town of Piran. Dianne, our resident sicko, was sleepy and medicated in the back seat.
Mike's stress level was at a maximum as we entered the town because, although we knew we could only drop off luggage and park elsewhere, the map is like a maze! It seemed quite impossible to merely get to the B&B as we stopped dead in our tracks and stared at the narrowest of roads that offered no hope of passing through. Thankfully, a man walking by was heading to work at a hotel in the direction we needed to go and was only too happy to jump in and direct us.
(Not sure why this building looks gift wrapped but it is lovely)
Ok, we knew it would be fresh and good, but it was beyond our expectations tonight at Neptune--an understated restaurant tucked into a side street off the harbour.