Easter is a big holiday here. Most holidays are big here or that matter. What I mean by big is that most everything is closed today (friday) and Monday for Easter. Next week is even a week long vacation from school! Crazy!
That said, I was invited out to brunch with one of the familys from church. We all went, Karen, the Rhodes, myself, Marion, Joseph and the Louks (the family that invited us). So it was a fairly large group. We were going to new restaurant in town, its atop a new addition to one of the hospitals here, 12 stories high and huge glass windows!
So we left around 9:40 to meet at 10 for Brunch. Breakfast and lunch together. Yummy right? Indeed, there were all kinds of egg dishes (the Germans love eggs which is great because so do I!) and brotchen with all kind of jams and cheese. Around 11 we were all done....
Now a German meal usually lasts a long time. You dont rush it, if you go to a restaurant, you should expect to stay at least an hour and a half if not longer. So 11:15 rolls around and we are all sitting around and chatting. A few of us decide to step out on the balcony to see the view of the city which is amazing! I come back to my seat its around 11:30 at this point and someone says that lunch will be out soon. I think, "Ok that means we will be leaving in a few minutes." Oh no, we are staying for lunch too!
Apparently, brunch in Germany means both breakfast and lunch! It was crazy! It was amazing, the food was delicious but there was sooooo much food!
It was great to get to spend time with everyone though!
Last nght the Rhodes came over and we all had stew for supper and played a couple board games. those are always fun!
Yesterday was my friend Steffi's birthday, 20th, which is a big one here! Round numbers are huge! Anywho, we are going to what we think is/was a surprise party for her tonight! Oh, another cultural note, it is unacceptable to wish someone an early happy birthday! Its ok if your late, but not early!
Have a great weekend and happy easter!
Be good and do good!
Be a fountain not a drain. ~Rex Hudler