Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

In our journey Berlin to Budapest we have already showed you it is possible to navigate airports…fly from country to county…and how to get from A to B… but what if you can get there, only to realize you might not get to see what your heart’s desire is to see? You go to plan C…D, E, F…


Our 2013 Berlin to Budapest was our plan A to B. Texas…London…Berlin…Dresden, Prague, Vienna, then Budapest. We have already shared parts of that journey with you all. However, our hearts desire was to also see Plitvice Lakes in Croatia. Just look at the photos and you can see why!

Link to photographs of the incredible waterfalls and lakes. Google Images   

Plitvice Lakes National Park is in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The waterfalls cascade into lakes and then more waterfalls cascade into lakes below, and so on. This continues for at least seven levels of lakes in the mountainous area. Please note: The colors of the water and lighting are real…

We knew from online information that some of the lakes had wooden walkways, but we didn’t know if we would have access to them. Sure enough we didn’t…and the electric boat involved deep steps which were more than impossible for us. What they did have was sightseeing train, which left every hour from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. It was an amazing panoramic ride long journey and we were able to enjoy most of the lakes and waterfalls. With our wheelchairs we were able to spend lots of time at the scenic overviews, talking photos, happily chatting, and basking in the warm fresh mountainous air. The lakes and waterfalls were profoundly stunning with incredible beauty! So thrilled we choose to go…

While we enjoyed our day, our guys walked down the 200 steps, enjoyed the boat ride, walked all around a lake and made the journey back to us. We had messaged them to let them know we were in a restaurant enjoying refreshing drinks while our Luggie electric wheelchair batteries recharged. After regrouping  we enjoyed a great meal that evening at a local restaurant, before driving back to our hotel in Zagreb.

After we got home I asked my husband if he wanted to stop traveling and save the money. “He said…oh no Love, I so enjoy all the adventures that you and Donna plan for us to do. I never dreamed I could even ask to see and do all these amazing things”.  Little did we know, that this would be my sweet husbands’ last journey here on earth. A week after we got home he passed away. Oh how I treasure all the precious, priceless, memories we shared together. He’s in heaven now…and experiencing beauty, peace, and knowledge, that is way beyond our wildest imagination. Please go “smell the roses” and enjoy God’s beautiful majestic creations…

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