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 – I was beginning to wear the numbers off my Visa), we did a tour of old Alkmaar and we were not disappointed.
Our first stop was a site where there were 3 working windmills.
It was so cool to go inside a working windmill and see how they worked and how the people who ran the windmills lived.
From there, we drove to a little museum for a quick cup of tea. This place was AMAZING. It was filled to the brim with all sorts of memorabilia and oddities.
From there, we drove around a bit more and was able to marvel at the quiet, the picturesque beauty of the Netherlands.
We then had a quick dinner and, alas, had to say our goodbyes. But, rest assured, we will be heading back in May of 2019.