Monday, July 05, 2010

Sojourn in Slovakia: Day 4 (Part I)

Our fourth day in Slovakia was a Sunday. Our hosts planned a wonderful day for us with them and their extended family at the house where we were staying. It was going to be a picnic in Pek─żany!

The weather was absolutely perfect. Beautiful blue sky, warm sunshine, and a nice light breeze. It was going to be a day of family, food, and fun. I was looking forward to meeting everyone.

Marta was preparing a wonderful lunch for us. Before lunch she brought us the most delicious pastries she picked up at a bakery.



But this would just be the beginning of all the wonderful foods we would get to enjoy that day.

As everyone started to arrive so did more food and drink. Next, we enjoyed some delicious homemade puff pastry made by one of ladies (Alzbeta). They were light and airy and had rye seeds on them and some filled cookies too.





Next up: Marta's homemade chicken soup (It was just like my grandma used to make!) served with potatoes and carrots.




This was just the beginning! There was much more to come!

to be continued...

All photos by Lisa A. Alzo

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2 comments:

Nancy said...

Lisa
I am enjoying your Sojourn in Slovakia.
Beautiful pictures. I like the way you are doing your story. My cousin went to Ireland a few years ago and after she got home she sent us a page a day of her trip with her photos and what she did. Everyday I waited for the email to arrive. I saved every one of those emails and encouraged her to do a book with the photos and the trip. I think by telling Sojourn in Slovakia by daily writings is so neat because one appreciates it more than getting it all at once.
I think you could do a mini book of this trip and sell it. I for one would buy it. I love books, history, genealogy and family stories.
Thank you for sharing
Nancy

Lisa A. Alzo said...

Thank you, Nancy. I appreciate your kind words and am glad you are enjoying the posts.

A book may be something I will consider. I have plenty of material to keep me writing for quite a long time!