Greetings And Goodbyes

Monday April 3rd –

After a non eventful/non sleep inducing flight, we’d made it back to Amsterdam and then quickly boarded the train to Velp.

During our train switch, a Starbucks was stopped at as a strong need for caffeine was kicking in hard and then a kebab ordered to eat on the way.

We rolled our suitcases to the grandparents house and then walked to their new apartment to say hello and wait for Inge to drop off a car for us.

More coffee was consumed and also apple cake, while catching up a little on the different happenings between sips and bites.

It was past noon by the time we left with the car and drove back to Doesburg, where I almost immediately crawled into bed and remained there as long as possible, drifting in and out of travel weary sleep.

Once I did awake, the sun was shining brightly, so Mike and I sat outside to enjoy it, not having got enough in Africa I guess πŸ˜‹
John and Inge got back from work not long after and we visited outside until the sun sank below the hedge and the cool of evening swept in.

While wifi was strong and timing aligned I facetimed my sister, having much to catch up on and many a story to tell.

Pancakes were prepared for dinner and then an evening of relaxing on the couch began, until I could wait no more to return to the bed that hadn’t really stopped calling me since we landed that morning πŸ˜‰

Tuesday April 4th –

The smell of bacon called me downstairs after that mornings shower.

Mike was keeping the whole ‘breakfast included’ vibe going by making us bacon, eggs, toast and coffee 🍳πŸ₯“πŸžβ˜•οΈ

I happily munched away while working on the blog πŸ˜¬πŸ’»

After which I figured I’d better work on my lettering challenge if I was ever going to finish it… even if it was supposed to be done in MarchπŸ™ˆ

That took up waaay too much time and then after a little wee bit of sorting though travel stuff I went for a nap.

Mike woke me up saying we had to get ready to go out for dinner with the siblings for a goodbye meal, so up and ready I got.

Heading to Germany we then drove with Erwin and Sarah to ‘Plaza Del Mar’ in Xanten, where we met up with Judith, Christian and Pauline.

After eating our meals we went out for a walk… me shivering the whole time, in my flip-flops and a super thin sweater since we only had our Africa clothes handy πŸ˜‹

The walk paused for dessert and coffee and then we meandered back to the vehicles.

Time then came for goodbyes.
Some of the most final goodbyes they’d probably ever said to one another, ending in promises to be back and keep in touch πŸ’•

By the time we got back to the house it was late and we went directly to bed… me with a heated water bottle suggested and prepared by Inge 😁
How I love warmth πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•πŸ˜œ

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