You can let the rain come down!!

Trip Start May 22, 2011
Trip End Jul 23, 2011

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Visited Putten & Giethoorn

Flag of Netherlands  , Overijssel,
Friday, June 24, 2011

Hi all,
well as the title says, we are not to be stopped by a little rain,actually it is about time we had some rain, we are in Holland, aren't we? We have had another couple of days of touring and visiting places. We picked up Reijo & Soille from the station in Harderwyk, they have come over from Finland to spend a week with us here. After that we went to a little town called Putten, a town welknown in Holland about what happened here in the 2nd world war.  The Dutch underground attacked a car with 4 German soldiers in the car, one German was killed, the other 3 escaped.The next day, seven men were lined up in the town square and executed, then every male in the town was arrested, more than 600. They were all send to concentration camps in Germany. All the woman and elderly folk had to evacuate the town, and then the whole town was burned down by the Germans. Amazing to stand here in this little town with all its beauty, and to think what happened here! On our way home we stopped at a roadside restaurant where we had a great dinner. They had a sign outside, Spareribs, all you can eat!  That was their mistake!  Ben and I managed to get trough 3 servings each.!
Yesterday we headed in the rain to Giethoorn, it is Little Venice in Holland. As we got there, the rain stopped and we had a great day!
All the houses are all on little islands surrounded by water, only accesable by boats or punts.
And boy, they are all beautiful, the gardens all are well kept and everything looks clean. I will let the photo's tell the story!
Today we are off to Amsterdam, promises to be a nice day!!

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Geer en Nel on

Hallo genieters,
Wat ondernemen jullie veel, goed hoor! Zonde dat het weer het een beetje af laat weten, wel goed voor de tuin, maar gelukkig gaat vanaf zondag de temperatuuur weer omhoog en neemt het Australische vormen aan. Ik heb net een uurtje met Betty aan de telefoon gezeten, Wim heeft nog geen oproep gehad, maar verders gaat alles goed. De temperature was daar 18 gr. dus Betty had lekker in de tuin gewerkt. Ik moest jullie allemaal de groeten doen, bij deze.
Groetjes en liefs ook van ons.

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