After the Temple trip we headed to Munich, Germany area. My dear friend, Kathleen Sneddon, has a son, Michael, and his family that live in Munich. We have met them on previous occasions in Utah and met up with their son, Nathan, at a Stake Conference here in France back in November. Michael, Jenny and children were so kind in opening up their home to all 7 of us. They have a lovely home in Starnberg, about 30 minutes outside of Munich. Each of the kids got along so well. I think right from the start these kids had a common bond: living overseas and wanting to be with other Americans! We all had a comfortable bed to sleep on and wonderful food to eat.
The Sneddons live in a quaint little town on Lake Starnberg. We happened to be there on Valentine’s Day, so the 4 adults/2 couples went out to dinner at a lakeside restaurant. It was very pretty and the food was good. I had real “wiener schnitzel” and was pleasantly surprised that I liked it. I guess I never knew exactly what it was. Now I do. It is a deep fried piece of veal prepared Viennese style, meaning the veal is flattened, dipped in batter and fried. Viennese referring to Vienna, Austria. Interesting bit of information. Anyway, the 4 of us had great conversation and we had to pull ourselves away to return to our children and to allow Michael to get some sleep before Sunday morning responsibilities. We had a lovely time!