Captain’s Log 5,573
I spent yesterday getting stuff for my trip. Q-tips, Euros, disposable toothbrushes for the plane, bandaids, a sleep mask, a passport wallets that is impervious to evil people who try to steal my information. Something about RFID rays. So I got one just to be safe. Your personal information never leaks out and you won’t have to put tin-foil down your pants. I rather like that idea.
I am most excited to see the public urinals in Amsterdam. I just happened to be watching a show on cable last night and it was all about the most amazing bathrooms in the world. When the announcer said AMSTERDAM, I was all over it. Public urination must be a problem there. I know I saw lots of peeing against buildings when I was there with Big Sister Mia years ago. If I wanted to pee somewhere, I had to pay about a dollar. Anyway……..Amsterdam has installed a special device called a Urilift. Stay with me here. Urine container that rises out of the street. I kid you not. The announcer said it is controlled by police and sometimes shopkeepers for when the street gets busy. Guys just walk up to it and pee. Just like that.
Guys just walk up, unzip, and pee. Right there. I cannot wait to see this.
They have other public urine stations that are not as sophisticated. They don’t rise up out of the sidewalk. They are more like our porta potties (sans doors and privacy) and no place to wash up.
Public pee time. I guess you would have to be a guy to think this is a great thing.
So that is what I want to see. I want to see the public urinals. I also want to see……
the big flower market place
the North Sea
wild horses on the sand dunes
and anything else Anneke and Bert put on the agenda!
Leaving for Chicago in THREE DAYS!