A friend of mine from my old college days in Munich, but who has been living in Minneapolis, was passing through Cologne for a couple of days on her way to Corsica. We have not seen each other since our wedding, so with Birgit's help, we rented a car and drove down to Cologne to see her (Uta) and her two boys Lukas and Dominik.
Uta's family in Cologne had thought of the ideal activity for the kids and us: strawberry picking. I have to say, it has been ages for me and it was a first for Sophie.
Here is Dominik and Sophie showing their harvest so far.
Sophie trying to catch up with Lukas.
After the hard labor there was still some time to play lego and football in the garden, while Uta and I were catching up on the past few years.
These strawberries were turned into strawberry jam with black pepper and fresh mint. Yummy!