People in Slovenia like to hang out with friends, and I am no different. Most of the time we go for a drink, coffee, or lunch. There are some friends who are too energetic to meet indoors, though. One of them is my best friend Škof (bishop 🙂 ).
Škof is one of our travel guides. I love to hike with him, because I really trust him. He has so many experiences, that sometimes it’s hard to follow his stories. Sometimes I say: “Hej Škof, on what continent did this happen? Oh, ok, you were already in Tibet; I was still in Canada. Ok.”
Whenever I ask him where we should go, he makes a quick decision. He knows the Slovenian mountains extremely well. This summer, because we didn’t have a lot of spare time, we went to Saint Lovrenc. We drove only fifteen minutes from his house in Ljubljana and we were all set to hike in the mountains! The weather wasn’t the best, but at least it didn’t rain. We took this as a good sign.
At the trailhead, he said: “We’re going up there, up where you see the church.” He brought pools, water, food, backpacks…he took care of everything! I was just a princess and all I had to do was walk, one foot in front of the other. Uphill. Ok, I think I can do this.
The one-hour hike was too short for all the stories we had to share. At the top, we found a pleasant spot, sheltered from the wind. There, we ate lunch–one of the best parts about hiking! When you’re hungry, everything tastes awesome. In the mountains it tastes even better, because you know that you deserve every single bite. And we enjoyed every single bite of Škof’s food!