On the 23rd, we left Mirek and the Czech Republic. I have to say I was a bit sad leaving that beautiful country. We entered Slovakia and bought a highway sticker which they use instead of having toll booths. We bought a sticker when we entered Czech Republic, and we'll need to do this when we enter Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria as well. We drove east across Slovakia and camped in a town near the Demanovska ice caves. Unfortunately the next morning the caves where closed because it was Monday so we got into the car and headed further east to the High Tatra mountains.
Stani and I are staying at a campground in the resort town of Tatranska Lomnica in the Tatra Mountains. Wow are these mountains beautiful! We took a cable car up one of the mountains to Skalnate Pleso at 1,751 meters and then hiked down for about 3 hours through rocks, streams, and cool forests with all kinds of interesting things growing. It was really fun despite my feet hurting from my hiking boots. This area is really busy in the summer with tourists and in the winter with skiers, but we're here at an off time, and it's pretty dead. Being surrounded by these beautiful peaks is really a treat!