Sunday, July 8, 2007

Hi from Harlem. ignore all typos i'm trying to beat the clock. this is way too expensive so i'm sure it will be my last blog. sorry about that.
we had a great day in volendam. it takes 10 minutes to get to the train station then 15 min to get to amsterdam. from there we caught a bus to volendam which took 30 min. the day was and sunny. the town is so quaint with the neatest little houses. great dutch food of course...
this keyboard is so hard to type on and it's hard to do...
we took a boat ride to the island of Maarken where we had a fantastic lunch and i bought a lovely Dutch doll wearing the Volendam costume.
we walked a long ways into the countryside thru the neatest little brick houses. i mean we walked beside them...i'm exhausted and sunburned, alas.
we walked across a dyke up close to a windmill built in 1650 and it's still turning. we took lots of photos and shortly after a huge tour bus showed up so glad we missed all them!
there was a farm house across the street with sheep grazing in the yard and an old man sitting in the shade wearing Dutch shoes.
came back to Amsterdam and took a canal ride and learned some of the history. ate dinner in a lovely cafe. Matt had lamb, I had hamburger which tasted sooooo good and not at all like hamburger at home, Robert had beef. we are eating well. not sleeping so well but getting naps. slowly catching up to this time of the world.
we are off tomorrow (july 9) to Nijmegen where I doubt i'll find a computer but you just never know.
Hello to all of you who are reading this, i'll check for messages after this.
Hello Mom and would LOVE it here, i know you would! everything including the bathrooms which are called toilets are spotlessly clean...people are so friendly and's wonderful to be here at last. we are sure enjoying ourselves.
Matt loves it here so does Robert. I'll sign off and I'm thinking of you all!


Mustafa ┼×enalp said...

what a nice blog you have:)

Write 2 The Point said...

Hey Loretta, I am so glad you made is safely and are having a nice time. I can't wait to see your new doll! The people being so nice must make the trip even better for you---i do hope you are all able to get some more sleep though! We have been thinking of you and praying for you all

Anonymous said...

its cold! cloudy. gave K her caesar - she was real frisky afterwards. last night she got ahold of her toy and threw it up stairs + down to amuse herself. I interupted Paul trying to hypnotize himself 2 times using the internet + headphones. K has plunked herself down beside me even tho i'm checking out lordi a finish band, she's licking her paw, probably that's a plea for help: 'free me from this trap of metal...'Took Colin to Greek day, he stayed bec he loved the noise, and he met a Greek friend from school. P played squeek-toy with K, I said 'don't throw it here, don't throw it there (too many glass objects) so he gave up and it's quiet now.

DayDream said...

It sounds like you're having a blast! I'm just now catching up on all your posts. I'd love to visit Ann Frank's house too. Hope you're catching up on your sleep. I leave tomorrow for Ohio and will be gone until Monday with no Internet access. I'll check then and see if you were able to blog again. Take care and have fun, Betty