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I'm cheating again... Queens Day from the eyes of Margot Flynn (possibly a little hazy after the celebrations!)
Well, the Dutchies sure know how to party! We think we do long weekends well, but they leave us for dead. Queens Day was on the Monday and all over the country they had already started preparing for it on Friday; Saturday and Sunday the pressure was building, and by Monday it was pumping.
We made it in to Utrecht on Sunday afternoon along with quite a convoy ...
After breakfast this morning we walked back to the train station, stopping at the Subway I successfully located when we were in Amsterdam 7 weeks ago. Everything went smoothly at the airport and we boarded our KLM flight to Calgary.
Here in Calgary we are simply waiting for our connecting flight back to Saskatoon.
Our trip is over.
Came to pick up the bikes, which quite amazingly were given without any deposit or documents from our part.
While heading out of the city we were able to grasp the idea of how, in the past, the people of Utrecht lived. The wealthy noblemen were in fact living along the Nieuwegracht, with their imposing buildings but still made alm houses nearby. The old walls opened to a beautiful majestic park.
... br> 17. (my personal favorite) With a Pomeranian puppy zipped inside the front of his jacket with his head popping out
Things I have yet to see in all of Holland:
1)A cyclist wearing a helmet (I've seen a couple kids under 10 or so I think, but not many)
2) A bicycle accident (although I feel like there are millions of close calls everyday! –Camille, her mom, and I had about 4 just today)
3) Someone biking without holding onto ...
... zelf benieuwd naar onze zomerse belevenissen rond Kerst, Nieuwjaar en het grote deel van januari.
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Thijs & Linda