Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Rendezvous with Rachael & Robby in Maribor

Several weeks ago, I got to meet up in Maribor, Slovenia with my long-time, friend-since-third-grade friend Rachael and her boyfriend, Robby.  


Maribor was their first stop on a trip that led them through Slovenia and ended at the delicious beaches of northern Croatia.  Luckily, Maribor is just an hour train ride from Graz.  Art was in the States at a conference, so I took my booty over there to meet up with them and spend the day (which turned into spending the night after a long, fun day at the wine festival (which we learned was to celebrate Slovenia's 20 year independence from Yugoslavia).

Ah, we had perfect, cool sunny weather and it was so fun to hang with my old friend and laugh, drink and eat all day.  I had kinda forgotten what it's like to be with someone who knows you so well and is just as crazy quirky as you.

Maribor's not a tourist destination or anything, but a cute, small town on the river similar in look and feel to Graz.

That wine vine behind us on the building?  Oldest in the world.  That's Maribor's claim to fame.  Pink Rosé wine is this region's specialty and it is sehr gut.

ending the night with some Sangria...yes, I had a headache the next day.

Rach's pic of Maribor:

And then Rach and Robby headed out to Ljubljana, Slovenia and Lake Bled:
(these are all her pics)

And Pula and Split, Croatia:

Um, Art?  I've got somewhere we can go this weekend!


Juliette said...

ok, so this just adds fuel to the fire -I've been dying to see the Dalmation Coast for a while...look at that water...sigh

I think it's awesome that you were able to meet up with friends! SO FUN!

Heather said...

How fun! One of my oldest and funniest friends just stopped by last night, and it was so much fun catching up. Glad you had the opportunity!

Cathy McConn said...

How far are Pula and Split? That beach looks wondey! Get away from the heat in Graz and head on over.

The Rigoloso's said...

Yes, Art, there's somewhere I'd like to go this weekend, too! So glad you had such a fun time with your friend. ;)

Niki said...


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