At the end of August we were fortunate to make a quick trip to Germany to visit some friends. It was such a pleasant trip and our hosts, the Lohs were fabulous. I have known Julia for more than twenty years now. She and I were exchange students one summer in high school and have kept up since then. She and her husband, Frank, have a three year old named Annica. They live in a small community called Duttenhofen and graciously gave us their house each evening (they slept next door with Frank's parents). All five children were so well behaved throughout our stay and Annica was so kind to share her toys and let our kids take over her room. We are looking forward to more European adventures with them in the near future!
My Germany trip entries will start with our first afternoon. Frank's parents have an incredible garden and orchard- apple, plum, cherry, hazelnut, and more. Everything was in full production and the kids were able to pick apples and plums on a daily basis. Each morning we had garden tomatoes with Rosemary sea salt and the dinner salads were a real treat. One of my favorite desserts as a child was Pflaumen Kuchen baked by my grandmother, Gonka, and guess what we had in Duttenhofen????? I couldn't believe it. The Lohs put whipping cream on their Kuchen making it even better than I remembered.