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Aug 8, 2010 - Bäslestreffen - Day 2

A quieter day, as the cousins started packing up tents and began heading home after lunch. A hike to the observation tower was attempted, but was cut short by rain. Board games and photo viewing took place instead. The Bäslestreffen tree was handed off to the next potential hosts, and plans were already starting to form around timing and location for the 2011 fest. I think Mareile and Martin went to bed tired, but pleased to have hosted such a terrific event. Note, we've added all the pictures from the Treffen to the previous day's page!

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Aug 7, 2010 - Bäslestreffen (Cousin's Reunion)

This was the first morning of the Baslestreff. Cousins from all over Germany had arrived overnight and into the morning, and a feast was laid out in the garden. Sister Lorraine was also there from Canada! The kids pretty much disappeared for the day, and some of the adults went on a long bike ride through the idyllic German countryside. Dinner was also a feast, with locally caught trout barbequed in the backyard. The party continued even after our family headed to bed at midnight. Hugo was likely even more tired than the kids! The multitude...

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Aug 6, 2010 - Marburg to Dissen

We woke up and after a quick breakfast, headed into Marburg, where Carl had lived for 5 months in 1980. 30 years later, it was amazing to actually meet up with former exchange partner Christian, his children, and his mother. After a wonderful 2nd breakfast, Christian took us on a tour of the school he and Carl attended, and then the old family home. The new owners of the house actually welcomed us in, and we all had a tour of the house where Carl learned the Rubik’s cube, and played table tennis in the basement. Christian had not been back...

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