Captain’s Log 5,584
Yesterday was walking tour day of the canals. Grand fun! I did not have my camera properly charged, so those photos I took with my phone will have to wait for later. Our guide was a lovely old man named Jan, and he is quite a historian! We learned about building designs, the political climate of the country over the centuries, etc. He was entertaining and informative.
We came home and had a latte. Anneke’s husband is the world’s best latte maker. We have lattes in the morning and then again later in the day. I could get used to this! Indeed!
We are going off to see the windmills today. I am very excited! We had planned to see The Hague, but after reading about things to do there, we opted for a road trip instead. A mini road trip. The bigger trip happens on Sunday when we take off for the the northern and eastern parts of the country. We will be gone two days, and I am also very excited about that.
I was chatting online with Big Sister Mia last night, and I have decided that I am definitely Dutch. I see the world through different filters than most people, and I love to have a house kept in perfect order. I love having my dishes washed and tables cleared of everything but a nice arrangement of fresh flowers. It’s in my DNA.
View from the secret church in the attic. Catholics had to worship in secret once the country became Protestant. Things are different now, of course. The starircase was so steep you needed a rope to help you climb.
Stairway to heaven
We had lunch in this park. Great time!