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MUSHROOM PICKING IN THE FOREST OF SORICA, SLOVENIA

We had a wedding celebration dinner at Jesharna with some friends.  While enjoying desert at our house they mentioned they were going mushroom picking the next day.  I happily invited myself to join them, they said OK.
Sorica was only a 1/2 hour drive from Skofja Loka.  The sisters, Mateja and Majda  grew up here, so they knew where to go.

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It’s great to go mushrooming with someone who knows where to go and find them.

It is so peaceful up here, no freeways in the background or traffic on the one road for that matter.  I’ve been buying wild mushrooms at the farmers market, so I’m pretty excited to actually find some myself.
LOTS OF DIFFERENT MUSHROOMS

We scoured  the hillsides and found quite a few mushrooms.  I’m still not very good (or at all) speaking Slovenian.  But I get a lot of sympathy (help)

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MATEJA BROUGHT HER TRANSLATION BOOK, JUST IN CASE.

It went a lot quicker than I first thought it would.

Living in such a small country there is always someone you know who lives somewhere near where your going.  On the way home we stop at Mateja and Majda Mom’s house to visit and have some coffee.
Slovenia may be a small country, but there’s is lot’s to explore and experience.  The mountains, lakes, rivers, bike paths, architecture, arts, history and of course it’s people! they truly makes it a great country.  Did I mention there’s one hot women here that I love?  There’s that too.
There’s a tradition here about putting your 50, 60,70th…..birthday via an announcement tree sculpture.  I blogged about this some before.

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This is the first bicycle one I’ve seen. I told Natasa that’s what I want for my 50th birthday. Speaking of which, I was reading the other day that the confirmed date for getting old is now considered 60.  I’m having my 60th birthday on January 1,  “next” year.
We had some friends visit from California, Russ and Jill.  Russ married my high school sweetheart, Jody.  We’ve remained in touch even thought Jody passed away from cancer 10 years ago.  There sending me some photos from their visit and will do a blog story about there visit.  When they got back from Slovenia, they wrote a story about their visit, it got  published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

I’m trying to clean-up the backlog of Blog stories before heading to London, so hang on, here they come.
NEXT: BIKING AROUND MARIBOR, SLOVENIA

Thanks for reading
Jeff & Natasa

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