Hotel de Stern
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... after I went through security. No issues on flight to Chicago. Long lines in Chicago, but I had two and a half hours. Still had time to check email in club. Might have slept for 10 minutes on flight to SFO.
Paul met me on arrival (yeah!) and we went to dinner. Then home and hot tub -- lovely full moonlight. Gruden was so tired from Matt-walkies he could barely make it down the stairs to greet me with whimpering.
... there - pouring as we wind through the narrow passages to our B&B. We deposit our water loged bags in the bathroom and head out to explore this new destination.
First stop is the Anne Frank house. Having read the book as a teenager it was sureal to be walking through the tiny rooms where everyone lived for so many years. Very moving and sad - Anne didn't survive ...
... There are models of all the significant buildings of the Netherlands, so you can tour the entire country around the Madurodam Park, as well as take part in the many interactive activities that allow you to be a lock keeper, dike guard, pilot or machinist (great for big and little kids). The Madurodam was established in 1952 as a war memorial to war hero and resistance fighter, George Maduro, who died at the Dachau concentration camp in 1945. ...
... what better way to spend it than checking out the local drink facilities! I headed out to the Heineken factory first to discover how the famous beer is made. Of course, this required some tasting and then a bit more tasting, mainly for quality assurance purposes. There were also some displays made of Heineken bottles and lights in the factory as well.
Next I headed out to the Ice Bar (also owned by Heineken) for a ...
... 80mph on these German autobahn's is seen as going slow and one has to be very careful when changing lanes as some of the cars are flying along at speeds of up to 150mph.
After 130 miles I saw a sign for services and Mc Donald's and so I decided to pull in and have a rest. While filling up my tank another biker pulls up on a wonderful old Honda 400/4!! Wow, what a machine that is I thought. We got chatting and he said this bike has been in his family since ...
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