33. Braunschweig...cousins in the village

posted Aug 29, 2012, 8:51 AM by Carlie Huberman   [ updated Aug 29, 2012, 8:52 AM ]

For the last three days I have been staying with some of my 2nd cousins on my Dads side of the family in their village near Braunschweig, Germany.  These last three days have been so relaxing and I have really loved the peace and quiet I got in visiting them.  I stayed with my 2nd Cousin Larissa and her two sons Benny, who is 18, and Timmy, who is 16.  The first day Larissa took me out to a field near their house where we were able to pick specially grown flowers ourselves and then leave the money for them in a box.  We had a beautiful bouquet to show for it!  We then went with the boys to downtown Braunschweig where we had lunch and they took me around the city!  The next day Benny had a soccer game that we all went to watch and then we had a nice walk around their village.  It was soo nice to just relax and do nothing and at lunchtime Benny and I made fresh Guacamole, which was great!  (That is another food that I have been craving).  That night I hung out with Benny and Timmy and we had a great time just being silly and watching a million episodes of the Big Bang Theory and even watching Shrek!  On my last day we took a 15k Bike ride to another village for lunch and while Lara and Benny who are used to riding were all ready to ride back Timmy and I decided to ask for a ride back in a car, not having ridden my bike in awhile my butt was all bruised and I decided to take it easy!  All in all it was a great three days of relaxation and family fun and I was really sad to leave, but I am now heading to Prague so I am sure I will be swept up in the fun very soon!