Alice and her family are still in Budapest, as well as her cousin Christoph from Heidenheim and his family – his wife Sabrina and their darling two year old twins, Johannes and Francesca. The 90th birthday party for my sister-in-law Isa has taken place and there is a lot of sightseeing going on, and time spent in playgrounds. We are really missing Alice here in Ohio. Sometime soon they will all be going to Germany for her cousin Ursula’s wedding which will have events taking place over a few days and on the 27th Alice and her crew will fly back to the states. I hope the return journey goes smoothly and the 8 hours drive back from New Jersey is not too tiring!
Here are some of my favorite photos from the many I’ve seen of the trip.
The photo above is my very favorite. I think it was a very happy party for everyone!
Here is a link to a post from the past which has a photo of Isa in the 1920s with her younger brother: https://thickethouse.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/nostalgia-forgive-the-short-sermon/
Christoph, Sabrina and family on a hill in Buda.
One day Alice’s family spent swimming at the famous Hotel Gellert pools.
A view of the lovely Halaszbastya (forgive my lack of accents) on Castle Hill which you may read more about here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisherman%27s_Bastion
Stephen was very excited to be where he believed the archers stood.
They found a museum of the history of trains in Hungary which the kids especially enjoyed.
Oh, I haven’t shown you Isa’s wonderful birthday cake, have I. Here it is. Too bad I can’t share a piece with you!
Let me end with a picture of the whole crew on a bench near Isa’s apartment….I’m so delighted that they got to have this time together!