We went to Ann Arbor to do a podcast to promote Faithful Unto Death, and then to my cousins Penny and John's house for a party. Allen and Carol came over for the 'do', and it was fun to spend time with the whole crew again. They have such nice friends, all bright and interesting and fun. And what a spread!
Then to the library for a presentation, then more party!
We stayed in "the suite", which is a slightly redecorated version of Aunt Charlotte's room. We hate it that she wasn't there for the fun.
Penny sent us off next morning with a very nice breakfast (and blueberry muffins to go!)
Up to Cadillac next, for a book signing at Horizon Books. Then off to the farm and some quality time with Aunt Ingrid and Uncle Francis. Special treat, Ingrid shared some of her childhood photos from Germany--lots of stories behind them all, wish she were more interested in writing them down. She says, "It's hard to remember in German and then write in English". Which makes sense.
The weekend gave us SUCH added appreciation for our Michigan relatives!