Mercure Groningen Martiniplaza
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Jos and Fenny take me to nearby Assen to see the Drents Museum (gallery). The building is old, not surprising, and has been lifted to allow windows to be placed at the bottom. Surprising and amazing. Inside we wander through several exhibits including one of sculpture by german artist Laura Eckert, I found her use of wood and marble fascinating. The Glasgow ...
Familiar faces and another warm welcome that reminds me how fortunate I am to have such a family, both at home and here. I happily handover the suitcase for Jos to carry upstairs, I can manage it on and off trains and planes and over footpaths etc, but also happy to delegate on stair-occasions. In 'my room' upstairs I am greeted by a large photograph of Jos and Fenny's son Jasper holding a koala. During Jaspers year in Australia, he spent ...
... longest day so far at 57 miles.
Nothing much happened until just before lunch when Oskar took a small tumble scrapeing his knee again. Luckily he unclipped and fell mostly onto grass otherwise it could've been much worse.
We had lunch in Pieterburen next to an old windmill. Having stuffed ourselves we powered on only stopping briefly to get food and a couple spare chain links for my bike. ...
... and I retreated to the apartment where we showed them our 'party' photos. Soon we were ready for sleep. It was not such a peaceful night in the tent as the wind and rain continued throughout the night.
Tuesday 25 August
With rain rattling on the roof of the tent we didn't get up till 9ish. Margreet had more delicious smoothies ready for us.
On Tuesdays she regularly takes some of the clients to the nearby swimming pool so I ...
... never mind)! Juggling, acrobatics, unicycles etc. kids enjoyed it immensely and Chloe even got up on stage and danced around like a butterfly with balloon wings on! The bike paths here are amazing, and so many people use them. They have them on both sides of the road so you only have one way traffic. Lots of E-bikes. Sunny and warm but not too hot for most of this visit.