Friday, December 16, 2011

Family Abroad

November 11-13
Owen has family in Germany! It was a surprise and a treat for us to find out that one of his cousin's, (in a very confusing and convoluted way that I won't attempt to explain), lives about an hour outside of Berlin in a small town called Wolfsburg. Sharon, Helmut and their daughter Christa welcomed us with open truly is family, and we were so grateful for the connection!
The picture below is Christa and Ashley.
This is Sharon with Helmut in the background. We realized that we don't have a lot of pictures of them!
They took us to Celle, an old town in West Germany that is filled with timber construction houses. The oldest one is from the 1400's (I think...)
There is also a Schols, or palace, which was a hunting lodge for the Germany royal family.
They also gave us the great tour of cake! Germany and cake go together like a hand and glove. So delicious. We were certainly very well taken care of.

They also introduced us to a special kind of cake, called Baumkuchen, or Tree-Cake. It is made in a long cylinder, like a tree trunk.

We had such a good time with them that we went back a couple weekends later for longer. 
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