This year for Easter Dave and Ellen came to visit. The original plan was that we would meet them in Frankfurt at the airport on Wednesday, then head over to Munich for a couple days, then back to Würselen for Easter Sunday and Monday. After two years of avoiding it, I finally caught Covid, and passed it to Spencer as well. Clare and Alice managed to avoid it; perhaps they have built up T-Cells in their immune system to fight it off. So Spencer and I stayed home while the rest of the entourage enjoyed Munich. By Saturday, Spencer and I both tested negative, and were starting to feel a little bit better. After a bit of train troubles, I finally picked up the travelers near Cologne on Saturday near dusk, and we enjoyed a dinner of pulled-pork sandwiches before heading to bed, with dreams of candies.
Sunday morning we had dyed eggs, hot cross buns, and candy. I only made a single batch of hot cross buns this year since there is still no flour in the grocery stores due to the grain shortage as a result of the Ukraine war. Since I didn’t really have a good sized pan to put them in all together, I decided to try putting them in a muffin tin, and they turned out quite good.
After breakfast, we took a walk past our new house, and enjoyed looking at all the flowers and trees in bloom.
After the walk we enjoyed another hot cross bun and coffee while we prepared dinner – ham, sweet potatoes, and green bean casserole. After dinner many of us took a little nap, then we played some poker.
On Easter Monday, Alice made French toast for breakfast, along with more hard boiled eggs and Easter candy. Then we went to our favorite walking place in the Würselen forest, and enjoyed the birds chirping and the spring foliage, along with a little picnic lunch. It’s nice to have family for the holidays.