SUMMER DAYS BY THE RIVER
I always tell the tourist to go swimming, but I hadn’t gone myself. So I started going everyday. I invited Natasa, she declined to swim but said she would go watch. After watching several times she finally put on her swim suit underneath her clothes and we made the 5 minute walk to the river. She finally went in and we both enjoyed hanging out in the river.
NEW AIR B&B APARTMENT
We opened an Air B & B apartment in the center of the old town. Natasa’s brother owned the apartment below us. He wasn’t having any luck renting it, so we decided to try an Air B&B apartment. We’ve had a few guest, if you want to come to Skofja Loka here’s the link to the
OLD TOWN MEDIEVAL MANSION. FYI you can stay in the European Union for 3 months without a special Visa. Come rent the apartment for a month or 3, no car needed, it’s a great experience.
We would have gotten 4 stars but the outside of the building is falling apart. Owning a building with 5 other people, it seems nearly impossible to get them to agree on anything. Your best and greatest asset is your home, letting it fall into disrepair is bad money management, I wish they understood that.
THE NEW BY-PASS TUNNEL IS ABOUT TO OPEN
I’ve been here in Skofja Loka for almost 2 years and all that time they have been working on a Tunnel to by-pass the Skofja Loka bottle neck.
I talked with the bus driver one day and he said they have talked about the by-pass tunnel for 30 years. The European Union gave Slovenia the money, but they had to finish by a certain date or they had to return the money. I would sometimes see them out there on a Sunday working, ( I don’t think they had the money to give back).
WE GOT A KITTEN
Sara and Natasa had a booth at the old town garage sale. They sold a few things and got a few things too–a kitten. I’m home alone some days so I also thought a cat would be fun.
THERE’S LOTS OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO CLOSE OUT THE SUMMER
IT’S FALL, TIME TO STORE SOME FOOD AND TRIM SOME FRUIT TREES
I left a huge vegetable garden and fruit orchard, back in Portland. Our patio garden here only produces so much food. so Natasa and I enlarged her parents garden. With our tomatoes, I canned 30 jars of Italian sauce and Mexican Salsa. One of my reasons for not starting a business here in Skofja Loka was that I could help her parents. Food is a great thing to share with others, so working on a community garden is very rewarding.
SOME FUN PICTURES FROM AROUND SKOJFA LOKA
FYI, there are virtually no black people in Slovenia, so this is a remarkable commemorative in more than one way.
I keep thinking I’m going to run out of fun stories, but I’m about a month behind now. We’ve used two of our honeymoon gifts to adventure around Slovenia. I took a train-bike trip to the coast. So if your a bike enthusiast (or a wanna be) I’ve got some fun bike stories coming.
I discovered this new musical artist, COURTNEY BARNETT from Melbourne Australia. I put a live show and a great album below feel free to give it a listen, pretty great music.
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