Let's start from the very beginning .... Trip to Austria

 
 
And our first stop (at night) was
 
 
Trier is a fabulous city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle.
The city  lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of red sandstone
in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the border with Luxembourg and within the important Moselle wine region.
 

 
My friend Linda and I were on our first Formula 1 trip to Austria but our third F1 trip together.
And this trip was more than just F1.
 
I couldn't believe we were going to Trier as someone special lives near there.
My second cousin Julian and his wife Jeannine and I had never met them.
As soon as I found out I contacted him by FB and we had a date!!
 

 
We texted each other as I was travelling nearer , got into the hotel , 5 minutes to sort myself
out (I thought)  and I got a phone call from reception .. they were there. Oh my word
it was brilliant.  We had a drink and a acquaintance chat , and they took me out
for a special German meal.  Absolutely super. Sorry no photos of the food.
We got on amazingly .
 
We shared  Flammkuchen - Alsatian pizza -- Delicious!
 I then  had Jagerschnitzel , which took me straight back to
 the 80's when I lived in Germany for 3 years.
 I have a packet Jager sauce mix ... we used to use these all of the time ..

 
It was an amazing few hours. Unfortunately I did not have time to meet
their children ..NEXT time hopefully. (Their eldest son was very
curious as to who this member of the family was)
 
. I have also met the eldest second cousin Steven  and his family  (In London) and have to return to Italy to meet the youngest Sara and her family.
 
I did go to Italy last year (F1) but
unfortunately timings were not good)
 
Who needs an excuse to go to Italy -- NOT me :-)
 
I will show you the photos of the city in my next post.
 
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Comments

  1. I do not know german food at all despite it is so close from here!

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    1. You will have to go to Germany to try it Ola :-) Lots of meat and sausage . I ate so much meat on this trip , it was fine as I stopped when I got home. I do eat meat but not every day. x

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  2. Lucky you having family all over and ones that you have not met. German food I think is the best, we had lots of German butchers in Johannesburg and I do miss them! We were lucky when we visited as we were spoilt, firstly by the Porsche factory that laid on a private tour for us with a mid-day meal, and then secondly our friend who is in the hotel business. He even took us to the October beer fest! Keep well Diane P.S did you get the PC from Arcachon/Biscarrosse?

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  3. The power of Facebook! And it looks and sounds like you had a fabulous time in Germany with your cousins. Can't wait for the Austria part!

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  4. How lovely to meet family. I find I value family more as I age.

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  5. How exciting to meet family there! Your trip sounds like it was fabulous but I still would love to return to Italy and see more of the northern regions.

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  6. It sounds like you had a wonderful time :-)

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  7. I've travelled through Barvaria to Seefeld in Austria, beautiful countryside,
    How lovely to meet your family for the first time, glad you enjoyed their company so much.
    I found the Austrian food a bit heavy, very tasty though, I'm like you Anne in that respect and prefer the
    Mediterranean cuisine,
    love Di xx

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