Meeting Family

Trip Start Aug 04, 2012
Trip End Aug 24, 2012

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Gabor and Eszter's

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Today we travelled from Mosonmagyarovar to Gyor. In Gyor, we met with Vicki, Izuzsi and her family and drove by car to Pannonhalma, where we would be staying the night at Vicki's parent's house.

Eszter and Gabor were having a reunion today with their family, so it was a full house when we got there. We were able to meet so many people in their family - cousins and uncles and grandmas and grandpas, I can't even begin to recall names but there was around 20 people there for the reunion.

Mom was immersed in the language and had to relearn her words quickly. Vicki has been a great help in that she has been schooled in the English language and has been able to translate for us to a certain degree. Mom is holding her own quite nicely now, and sometimes I zone out because I don't understand what is being said, but i've picked up a few words myself. It has been exhausting to constantly attempt breaks in the language barrier, but well worth the effort!

Lunch was Hungarian Goulash - one dish with beef and one with pork. Jo Volt! Well, I think that means very good. I could have spelled it wrong though. It was served with bread and pickles.

A group of us went to the Abbey that is just up the hill from Eszter and Gabor's. It's an intimidating structure to see from their house, but even more so up close. We walked around the grounds and were able to take a couple of group photos.

When we got back to the house, Mom showed the family the Family Tree DVD that she brought with her. Due to the constant need to stop the DVD and explain who was who in each picture, the 40 minute DVD turned into a just over 2 hour movie. I really think they enjoyed viewing it, even just to see a couple of pictures with them in it!

When everyone left, there was only us, Vicki, Gabor, Eszter and Bernadett, Vicki's sister. We sat outside until early evening, talking, trying more palinka (whiskey) and some red merlot. I told everyone we might have to dry out for a few days once we get home LOL.
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Cathie Gibson on

The guy in the red shirt looks just like Uncle Tony Gulash!! Wow!
Say a big Hello from the Canadian cousins.

Cathie Gibson on

Happy Birthday Delores!!

Clint Hall on

haha, I made the same comment about "Uncle Tony" - the man with the red shirt.
Excellent pictures Cyndi, looks like you guys are having a blast.

Lisa on

Hahaha - I love the comment about having to dry out when you get home!! Sounds like a great time so far!

Delores on

The Plum Palinka is strong but goes down smooth!

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