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June 22nd 2015
Published: October 1st 2017
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I slept in this morning, which was nice. After brekkies, we took a walk around the lake. It was warm and very placid in the morning. We stopped for coffee at the Belvedere, which was part of Tito's villa (now the Hotel Bled). Lunch was had at a pub in town. We then climbed up the many steps to the castle, where we admired the great view. The museum was small, and the best feature was the relief map with projections of how boundaries changed over time. We learned that for 800 years, the Bled area was run by bishops. Climbing back down, we then took the pletna out to the island. We spent 30 minutes on the island – climbed the bell tower (with its pendulum clock) and went through the chapel. All four of us pulled the wishing bell rope. In the afternoon, Paul and I drove to Jesenice to pay our hospital bill. It was a very easy process – everyone was helpful. Then we went to a large shop across the street, which sold mostly hardware and home supplies, to get Keegan a new bag for his clothes (as he had brought a huge one). Back at the villa, we made dinner, then played a game of Story Cubes. The evening ended with a walk to the lake to have coffee and dessert at a café.

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