May 30, 2011

Windmills and Other Sites

Our trip is winding down and I thought I would post a few more pictures. If I had to do it again, of course I would do a few things differently. I would make Brussels a day trip from Brugge since our hotel was cheaper in Brugge and the food was better. Also Brussels has not wowed me and a weekend round trip is just as much as a weekend one way on the train. Anyway, onto the pictures.

We stayed in Delft after leaving Amsterdam. It was charming and quiet. We loved our hotel, de Emauspoort. They provided a fabulous breakfast with fresh breads from their bakery. This is the view from the New Church tower, 376 steps up.

We rented bikes in Delft and rode to The Hague. With my short legs they had to rent me a youth bike

We took a train and bus from Delft to the Kinderdijk, where there are 19 windmills. It was a blustery day but very beautiful

On the way back from the Kinderdijk we stopped in Rotterdam and saw a very cool museum, the Boijmans Van Beuningen. They had this awesome coat rack system that looked like an installation, but was just a practical coat rack for visitors

We also saw the cool cube houses in Rotterdam

May 23, 2011


I am loving Amsterdam. It is a quiet, beautiful city and the museums are great! Travel is easy and everyone speaks English which obviously makes communication easy. Here are a few pictures so far.


In the Museum Square

A parachute beetle on special exhibit at the Kroller-Muller

Riding the white bikes at the De Hoge Veluwe preserve on the way to the Kroller-Muller

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

A happy day to all the mothers I know! I am lucky to have a great mom!

May 1, 2011

The Royal Wedding

My husband and I are a little jealous of the English right now. We would love to have a monarchy that we could admire and support and we could wear amazing hats to all the weddings we attended! I was 8 when Diana and Charles were married and I remember waking up in the early hours of the morning to watch the ceremony with my mother. I thought about getting up again to watch William and Kate, which my mother did, but instead a friend offered to record it. We watched it the next evening while we drank tea and ate crumpets, scones, cucumber sandwiches, coronation chicken sandwiches, and golden syrup. Yum Yum! I wish the royal couple happiness and longevity in their marriage. Hopefully William and Kate will have a better marriage than Diana and Charles.

Some of the treats