We continued our lunch with fish prepared by Marta. It was lightly pan fried in olive oil with some flour, onion, salt, pepper, paprika, garnished with lemon, and served with rice. Delicious!
After lunch we enjoyed watermelon, and a cool treat: slices of ice cream rolls.
Then, it was time for visiting and sharing family stories and photographs. I showed the pictures in my book and Ginny shared the many she had stored on her computer.
It was such a beautiful day. As I sat there on the patio, gazing upon the breathtaking greenery surrounding us, I just kept thinking: “Wow! I can’t believe I am really here in Slovakia!” I had just met my extended family, but they were so warm and welcoming–like I had known them for years. As I would discover, “warm and welcoming” would be one of the main themes of the entire visit.
to be continued…
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