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... the front or back, etc. and that dogs ride in their own seats on the back. Neither dogs nor children are strapped in! Everyone is just riding along on the sides of the roads, on the tops of the dijks, having a great time! We decided we wish that this was possible at home (of course, the flat countryside makes it nicer along with the fact that this country has a bicycle mentality).
While in Heusden, we looked at 2 small windmills (not open for viewing) and then ...
... the area until early evening.
Today has definitely been warmer (14 degrees) as I didn't wear my puffer jacket (but I did have 3 layers on). I'm told that it's meant to be 20 degrees on Saturday and to expect the locals to be in bikinis in excitement!
We are just home (midnight) from a very enjoyable evening with Jan, Bea, Tony (20) and Nina (12). They live at Heemskerk, a seaside town of 45000 people, about 20mins out of Amsterdam. ...
... and I saw and talked to each other sometimes but probably moved on the new friends. After we left school we never saw each other again until…today. Ted and I made contact in February via the school bank website and had shared many stories and anecdotes over the last few months. Ted’s sense of humor is even more sickening than mine so we have already shared many belly laughs via Skype during the preceding months. We had more ...
... from it, you can see across the Pacific Ocean in a 360-degree view that's beyond words and pictures. When it's socked in, you get a surreal look at the summits of Mauna Loa and Maui's Haleakala poking through the puffy white cumulus clouds beneath your feet.Inside a cinder cone just below the summit is Lake Waiau, the only glacial lake in the mid-Pacific and, at 13,020 feet above sea level, one of the highest lakes in the world. ...
... to feel how heavy armour was (pretty damned heavy) and chain mail (also very heavy).
What a day. A castle, ice skating and then wine and food to the late hours discussing life, the universe and everything. I hope to get the opportunity to have this wonderful family as our guests back in Australia. We can't offer castles but we can provide beaches and wide open spaces. Actually we can provide beaches where there are no other people around, it will be all ours.
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