July 4, 2022
Hey hey and happy 4th of July!! 2B is off on our Slovenian adventure but starting with Croatia! We met up with the jetlagged kiddos in the Venice airport and hit the road. Emmie immediately made it her mission to keep everyone awake during the van ride with her silly and entertaining conversation topics. Our first stop was a pizza place once we crossed over into Slovenia. Everyone grubbed and Ryland found a new liking for pizza with arugula and prosciutto – a group favorite. Once we arrived at our Croatia beach campsite, we threw our bags at our tents before Ava led the group in a much needed swim to cool down. We enjoyed a seaside meal before having our first moonup and getting into our sleeping bags.
Our first full day started off strong with sea kayaking! Once in our kayaks, Kate proved to be an asset being at the front of the pack the entire paddle. The crystal clear water impressed everyone, Clara constantly exclaiming how “beautiful it is!” We paddled along the coast to a spot where we explored caves, snorkeled, and fed fish! The sun was beating down but our LODs (Leaders of the Day), Sofie and Gray made sure everyone reapplied sunscreen all day long. We enjoyed a delicious farm-to-table lunch nearby before heading back to the water for some cliff jumping and more time to explore. Wilsie led the group into a small cave filled with rock stacks, everyone creating one of their own. Once back at the campsite everyone enjoyed rinsing off their salty skin in the outdoor showers before cooking up a Slovenian dinner. Harrison was our grill master cooking up some chicken wings and cevapcici. We rounded out the day with moonup before we took our second and final slumber in Croatia.
That brings us to today, the 4th! Breakfast filled everyone up with eggs, cereal, croissants, and fruit. Feeling festive, Erin helped us pass out some 4th of July goodies before we hopped in the vans to cross back into Slovenia for more fun, starting with our cooking class. In “the Tuscany of Slovenia” we cheffed up a meal of dumpling soup, zucchini pasta, turkey with mashed potatoes, and peach mousse. Everyone sang, tried to solve each other’s riddles and Kate had the group making friendship bracelets as continued along our way into Soča Valley, giving us our first view of the magnificent Julian Alps! Everyone is going to bed very excited to see what adventures the next few days hold!
James, Anna and SLO 2B
July 2, 2022
Hello Slovenia 2B Families!
The whole group arrived safely in Venice early today and are on their way to their way to Slovenia. We have heard from our leaders that the trip is off to a great start, and we cannot wait to hear more stories from their adventure.
Please remember our leaders and students will be unplugged during their trips but we will be posting up to three trip updates throughout the next couple of weeks! This will allow you to follow along with the trip and the students will also give a special shout out mid-way through! You can also follow us on Instagram, @moondanceadventures, to see more of what we are up to this summer!
– Moondance HQ