Lamplighter Guild – Beginnings

June 2, 2020

May 26th-27th, and June 1st,2020 The Beginning My family loves Lamplighter, and we have known about the Guild for a long time, however, we have always hesitated about going because of how expensive it is. At the end of December 2019, Daddy told me that there would be only one more Guild because Lamplighter was […]

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The Long Journey Home

September 14, 2019

We got up at 4:30a to start our journey home.  The airport was 15mins away and traffic was light that early in the morning, allowing us to drop of the rental car and still make it with plenty off time to catch our flight.  Our flight to Vienna, Austria for a layover was pretty quick […]

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Learning Ljubljana – Slovenia

September 13, 2019

Originally we had planned to continue camping the last three days of the trip.  The weather changed and with predictions of 1-2 inches of rain per night we decided hotels may be a better fit.  This would also mean we would not have to pack soaking wet gear to travel home.  For our last rainy […]

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Tourist Time – Solvenia

September 10, 2019

Today Elijah and I decided we would try something we have not done during our whole trip, be tourists.  We started our day off with going on a 11a tour of the Skocjan Caves, with several hundred of our closest tourist friends.  At the entrance they split us up into six groups of 40 so […]

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Wash/Rinse/Repeat – Socca Fun, Solvenia

September 9, 2019

Wash/Rinse/Repeat.  Seems like we have gotten into a cycle on this trip of me doing something with Elijah, then allowing him to show me how to do it, and finally him leading me through it.  We woke up in Italy with the rain clouds gathering.  We knew that it would be raining heavy for the […]

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Basking in the Rio Simon – Italy

September 8, 2019

We got up early to be on our way to the Rio Simon today.  It was a must do canyon on our trip, that is known for its beauty and ticks!  The hike into these canyons always surprises us.  What I am reminded of constantly is that we are in poor shape for hiking in […]

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Lazy Day – Italy

September 7, 2019

Both Elijah and I woke up slowly this morning.  All our fun has left us exhausted, meaning we needed a rest day.  We chose to hang our the lake at our camp ground.  Elijah rented a kayaked and paddled all over the lake.  He had a great time exploring, while I watched from the shore.  […]

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Hand of God – Brussine Canyon, Italy

September 6, 2019

We woke up excited to begin our day with the highlight canyon of the trip.  I was positive our run ins with the Austrian army were over and that we would be allowed entrance into the Fraunbech Wasserfall today.  As we drove up to the trailhead, I saw the red flag was hanging from the […]

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Castle Hunter’s Leaving a Legacy – Austria

September 5, 2019

After a good hearty Austrian breakfast we headed to our canyon.  As I opened the door at the trailhead all we could hear was rifle fire.  I knew the Austrian army does shooting practice one day a month in this canyon, but I was not able to discover when that day was going to be.  […]

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God Speaking in Koritnica – Solvenia

September 4, 2019

It rained most of the night, which helped keep the smoke down.  In the morning we were packed up and gone before the campgrounds started waking up.  On the way out of town we stopped by the pharmacy to buy Elijah a pair of car sickness bands (all those countless twisty roads were impacting him).  […]

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