Yesterday we spent their final day feeling a bit drab. The weather was dreary and the temperature hit 2 degrees. We were all freezing and unmotivated to spend time outside so we moved forward our late afternoon plan to visit the Victorinox factory instead of visiting Luzern. I wonder how heavy the bags were for Derek and Deb at the airport given the amount of steel they lugged home. George and Molly were both given Swiss Army knife from their Grandpa John, who thinks they've been behaving so nicely on the trip. No blood has been shed yet.
Last night we were invited to Hedy and Willy's for coffee (Hedy is Dad's first cousin) then we all went to Hedy's sister, Rosemarie's house for dinner. There were 19 of us, and we all had a fantastic time catching up. My cousins, Iris and Maya, were there and it was great seeing Iris's photos from the summer when I was 11 and they came to stay with us in Haliburton for five weeks. They were 12 and 14 at the time. Here are "then and now" shots.