Trip Start Apr 22, 2009
Trip End Jun 17, 2009

Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines
Where I stayed
Chrissy's Parent's Apartment

Flag of Netherlands  , Utrecht,
Sunday, April 26, 2009

Arriving in town was exciting as we weren't aware that the scenic bikeway we were on doubled as the red light district as you near Utrecht. Ah, the cultural experiences! Utrecht, like Amsterdam is run by bicycles, maybe even more so. Those bike lanes during rush hour are buzzing and a car passes occasionaly at best.

With Chrissy's parents we took a walk around Utrecht and got the tour of the University where Roger is just finishing up his stay as a visiting professor. A fun college town with a beautiful town center. On sunday, we went to church in Utrecht where they have a ward with about 70 in attendance every week. They were incredibly nice an accomodating. They translated everything for us.

Take a look at all the pictures to get a feel for what we did while with the Thompsons.

They took us to a place called Keukenhof. This is an enormous tulip garden with seven million bulbs planted every year. Basically, there are flowers everywhere and you could walk all day and maybe see everything. It was unlike anything I'd ever seen.

We also went to a place called Haanse Chanse where we saw several windmills, how they make shoes and cheese etc. We also went to an automated music machine museum.

Unfortunately most of my stay here I've been ill. I had a bad fever and a headache. So if I look like I'm faking a smile in these pictures it's because I'm pretty uncomfortable. We can't decide if it's from alergies or not. I'm feeling better now though. Tomorrow we'll begin the larger biking adventure. We'll really start to move across these countries.
Slideshow Report as Spam
  • Your comment has been posted. Click here or reload this page to see it below.

  • You must enter a comment
  • You must enter your name
  • You must enter a valid name (" & < > \ / are not accepted).
  • Please enter your email address to receive notification
  • Please enter a valid email address

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: