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... I knew we were at the border when everyone started looking like they were fresh out of the sound of music. Everyone gave their passports and it was all good until they searched 2 Lithuanian looking men. They took their passports with them off the bus and into their little van to do more investigation I guess. They came back on and pulled them off the bus and told the bus driver to shut the doors. They are now standing outside my window and Hansel ...
... We told him that and they told us that Dad reminded them of a pastor that came there in the 1990s! What a small, small world. More relatives came in and out throughout the day, and we just feel so fortunate to have met these wonderful friends and family. We hope they come visit us in the USA. We trekked to Arnhem to visit the John Frost bridge, where the Battle of Arnhem was held and Operation Market Garden. What a history ...
So I have officially started to countdown the hours instead of days. There are about 9 to 10 left, which indeed means that I'll be in the car at 3 in the morning instead of my nice and comfy bed.
I am going to Jönköping (Sweden) for 6 months where I'll study at the Jönköping University, something I am really looking forward to. For those that are interested in ...
... shortly and spend the entire winter in Switzerland as
Darn, customs just scared me to death.
Please, don’t knock and waltz straight in here. I got a flashlight in my face
and a “kind” request to show my ID. Was about to ready my suitcase for
inspection but apparently I seem trustworthy. Hehe. Fools! Ok, just kidding.
Anyway, I can get back to enjoying ...
... the Venice of Holland" as the houses and business are amongst canals in the most prettiest of settings. It is a gorgeous place and so peaceful. Not so sure it would be so in the height of summer. Willem hired a boat for us and we went through the canals and on to the lake. After a walk and ice cream, we started our drive to Amsterdam. We had to leave in plenty of time for Birgite to get back for her ...