Today is a sad day in our household. Lucky, our rescued budgie has passed on. We never knew how old he was but, we had the joy of having him our in our lives for 5 1/2 years. Nykie, our previous furry family member, found him in our backyard on a cold, blustery day inContinue reading “Goodbye little feathered friend.”
Monthly Archives: September 2018
Day 12 – Another visit to Alkmaar
So, on our last full day in the Netherlands, we chose to spend it with Nance and Tjalline. I am so glad that we were able to connect with these two amazing people. They welcomed Alex into the Zylstra family with open arms. Alex loves them, too. Instead of shopping (a decidedly good thing –Continue reading “Day 12 – Another visit to Alkmaar”
Home sweet home …..
So, after two wonderful weeks in the Netherlands, it was time to come home. We got up fairly early had a leisurely full of tea and did our morning constitutionals in a decidedly unhurried manner. We checked out of our hotel and hopped in the rental car. A quick 15 minute drive and we wereContinue reading “Home sweet home …..”
Day 11 – Sneek – Home of my mom
So today, Alex and I headed back to Friesland to go and see Sneek. This is where my Mom was born and grew up. It is a beautiful little community filled with old buildings and canals. We got there after about a 90 minute drive – having to stop twice on the way there whileContinue reading “Day 11 – Sneek – Home of my mom”
Day 10 – down day
After spending 10 days running at a frantic pace to try and catch everything we wanted and / or needed to see, Alex and I hit a wall – not literally – figuratively. So, we took a day just for ourselves and stayed in our room. We had a quiet breakfast, watched a bit ofContinue reading “Day 10 – down day”
Day 9: Amsterdam and Museums away!
Today, Alex and I met up with my friend Pat and his daughter, Marina. The four of us decided to spend the day touring the museum district of Amsterdam. Rather than drive to them, Alex and I opted to take the train in to see them. Brilliant idea, if I do say so myself. WeContinue reading “Day 9: Amsterdam and Museums away!”
Day 8: Friesland and home of my parents
So, yesterday was one of the best days I have had in a long time. We picked up Nance, Tajlline and Nance’s boyfriend, Juergen and headed off to Friesland. To get to Friesland, you have to cross the Afsluitdijk A massive manmade structure designed to keep the ocean at bay. After that, we pulled intoContinue reading “Day 8: Friesland and home of my parents”
Day 7 – Delft
No Video Diary today. Alex is still asleep and I don’t want to disturb him. Delft was definitely a great day – for the most part. Driving in the Netherlands is probably the closest one will ever come to playing “Bumper Tag” with real vehicles. The drivers here definitely show no fear, hesitation or evenContinue reading “Day 7 – Delft”
Day 6 – Utrecht
Shots from our day in Utrecht
Day Five – Haarlem or Bust
First off the City of Haarlem: After this was the oldest church in Haarlem. What an amazing space: Then, we went for lunch : FOOD PORN!!! This was lunch for two! Amazing breads, cheeses, meats, spreads, eggs, salad and soup! SO FRICKING GOOD! Then, off to a canal tour: Tomorrow: Utrecht or Maudurodam!