On Friday evening, I set off on a journey to a city 100 km away, where my aunt lives. The traffic was heavy, which was probably partly a manifestation of reduced fuel prices. I don't go there often, the last time I was there a few years ago, but I remembered the way and I also hit the block of flats. In the end, it was agreed that my brother and I would sleep at my cousin, because the program we had planned was mostly their idea. The brother left much later, arriving around midnight because he still had to repair some equipment that the customer had been waiting for three weeks.
The cutest member of the family is doggie Archie, he is very kind and he would play with everyone right away. The last time I saw him a few months ago, when a cousin was at grandmother to pick up an aunt, he wasn't that big yet.....he now weighs 37kg.
I went to bed at about two in the morning, the others were still sitting in the living room debating. On Saturday we planned a walk to the waterfall in the woods. The weather wasn't the best, but it didn't matter. When we arrived at the parking lot, where the road to the forest began, almost no car was parked there, but on the way in the forest we met quite a few people. On the hill is a large colony of small gardens, at this time absolutely ideal place for relaxation. There was a large number of beautiful tulips in one of the gardens, guarded by a cat approaching the fence as we walked by. Along the way we saw many more nice flowers like these, but it was already in the forest.
We took it as a walk, so we had a calm pace of walking, although sometimes a hill or stony obstacles awaited us. The road is more like a forest trail leading along the contour. Sometimes we passed really massive trees or interesting rock formations. It was pleasant in the forest, there was no wind like in the open space. In some places there were several viewpoints where we stopped and took a few photos of the opposite hills, where you can see a medieval castle or a river with a lock chamber. Everything is green now and it is a pleasure to look at the surroundings. We arrived at the waterfall in about an hour and a quarter, the place was absolutely amazing. There is generally little water now, so it was just a thin stream, but I still liked it very much. There was a strong energy, it was so left to itself and the rock block really struck me. Although it is dangerous, because sometimes stones or trees fall there, but I went right under the waterfall. We rested there for a while and soaked up the atmosphere, then we set off on the way back. We stopped again at those lookout points where you could see the landscape and took a few photos. The sun was already in a different position, so the hills were lit different.
When we reached the parking lot, we took a few more photos from an elevated place towards the city. Unfortunately, you can see the lack of water on the river, normally the riverbed is full of water, now there is grass growing and stones sticking out there.
On the way back, we stopped at the store for something for dinner and afternoon coffee. Someone then got the idea to watch the comedy series, so we watched 5 episodes. I don't like series and with few exceptions I don't watch it, but this was very funny, we laughed a lot. We went to bed again very late.
We originally wanted to visit a car cinema on Sunday, but it's newly opened and we found out that the movie we wanted to see was already sold out. So my brother thought we could go to the neighboring town to go on a go-kart track. They've been there several times, I've never driven it. However, due to the quarantine, they were probably closed, because no one had been picking up the phone there all morning. So they found another option on the Internet in a more distant city where there was even an outdoor track. They were open there, so we decided to go there, the cousin's son went with us, who did not want to go to the waterfalls, but did not miss the go-karts.
We arrived there in about 50 minutes, it was a bit of a problem to find it, due to a detour when repairing roads. There was no one in the autodrome except us and the weather was perfect. At first we paid for two rides of 10 minutes each, but in addition to my cousin, we finally added another 10 minutes. It was completely new for me, but after a few rounds I got involved and I really liked it. If it wasn't so expensive, we would go there for an hour. We then came home and our hands ached quite a bit, because go-karts don't have power steering, so sometimes they have to force the steering wheel. But the boys finally agreed that it was good that the track we originally wanted to visit was closed, because this was a better experience.
In the evening we just rested and went to bed a little earlier, the cousin's husband also got up early in the morning, because he goes to work in a neighboring town outside Germany. Now maybe it will be easier for him and he will be able to return home every day.
On Monday we went to visit my aunt, who lives nearby, I have not been there for ten years. A lot has changed there. I also met my cousins (I actually mentioned them here, a cousin in a password-protected ensemble). On Monday afternoon I set out on the way back, but first I went to our village. My grandmother badly scalded her legs and she can hardly walk anymore, so I took my aunt there so that she would be there with her for at least a week and she would care and help her.