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We arrived at Dan and Andrea's place yesterday around noon and enjoyed a nice lunch of soup and an Italian pizza at the local (and newly renovated) Italian restaurant a short walk away. Dan and Andrea are both working full time and so we took the afternoon yesterday and this morning to explore around the town. We picked up our VW Golf station wagon this afternoon. A really nice vehicle with full GPS which will come in handy. I have ...
... the Canadian Support Unit in Geilenkirchen. Dan and I served together in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia back in the mid-90s.
Our next blog will feature some photos around their little town of Gilrath and of the Roach family.
Apparently we can even FT from their home so once I post this blog, I may try a quick FT with some folks.
Take care and by the way, they do have Indian summers in Europe too - amazing weather - high teens and going to 18C tomorrow. Stay warm!!!
Today we visited the fort and caves at Maastricht in Netherlands but as we were passing the Lindt factory seconds shop in Aachen we had to stop and shop. Lot's of chocolates available that we don't see in Australia, we have nearly demolished the block of dark chocolate with pomegranate and chili. The fort in Maastricht was built in 1800s to protect the town from the French. It didn't help much as they had ...
... a mile or so into the small, but perfectly formed Dutch town centre, dominated by a huge church. A pleasant interlude indeed. No cakes or ice creams, though both were available, but we found a hole-in-the-wall for some gelt, and sat outside to enjoy a couple of trappist beers, working up from seven to ten percent (hic) alcohol. Just an excuse, really, to also order some bitterballen. The bill came to €22 so we thought it was time ...
... driven in all today.Saturday
It was a bit cooler and cloudier first thing, so we did a
bit more cleaning up, mainly the outside of the van which was filthy. Later on
we walked in to the town, along the canal and over a lifting bridge, to find
the market. Lots of stalls just like
anywhere else , but selling different things to back at home. There ...