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... are tulips the flower of Holland. The colours of the flower beds are vibrant and there are different themes in various parts of the gardens. This year's theme is Holland.
We decide to take a boat ride on the canal amongst the bulb fields. We board our electric boat and quietly set off only to come to a dead stop shortly after. We wait for another boat to come along and are then towed back to dock. We then change to another boat and ...
... Stroop wafels :)
There was a band, dressed in their red checkered shirts, and clogs, playing on top of a windmill. They also had the hand turning music players (the ones where you insert a book, with the notes in it, and the holes on the pages make certain sounds come out). Basically, the day was great! I just enjoyed driving along the countryside, and then being in nature. Ahh! The Foster in me is coming out.
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... hour and a half deep into the park. You will see pictures of homes on the canal that back up to the park. It was a little slice of heaven. Please note my favorite picture is of a bike with a child in what looks like a wheel barrow attached to the bike. This is how mothers carry several children at once along with their produce and groceries! Quite interesting.
When I came back we had arranged to go to dinner with the others from the ship and we had a ...
... I imagine so many possibilities from the inevitable bridges spanning broad rivers to smaller canal footbridges and impressive highway viaducts alongside train or river routes. I check to see whether there are any Calatravo bridges along the way, having see one of his futuristic works in Seville last year.
http://architecture.about.com/od/greatb ridges/ig/Great-Bridges/Alamillo-Bridge ...
... shoes, too. Sadly, the large fields of tulips next to the gardens had already been mown down. But the gardens alone were well worth the price of admission. We stopped in Amsterdam for dinner and a tour of the Anne Frank House before heading back to Braunschweig. Not a bad weekend. :)
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