Being bumped off our flight to Amsterdam certainly did not make for an auspicious start to out great European adventure. But yes, that is how it all began… We did finally manage to straighten things out… after a fashion because we agreed to be rebooked (What choice did we have?) And to make a l-o-n-g story a bit shorter, we ended up arriving in Amsterdam just as the sun set… the next day!
We made our way from there to the studio of my 99 year old aunt. Gisele can run circles around people decades younger than she is and her stories of a long life, well-lived kept us entertained into the late afternoon.
Henk and Jan rejoined us after our time with our family’s matriarch and we resumed our tour of the highlights of Amsterdam. Although it is not the capital of the Netherlands,it is the country’s largest city. The Dutch are hard working and disciplined but they also have quite an edge! And this coming weekend being the celebration of Gay Pride… the streets were fuller than ever. Great people watching!
Tomorrow we head for Norway… More to come!
Photos: Top photo: Jorge and I … happy, happy in Amsterdam. The second photo was taken the day before, just before we boarded our flight out of Mexico City… then the next, at our hotel in Amsterdam (at 11 pm the next day!) Me with a butterfly and Jorge with a bike… The two of us with Gisele… Her sinature… One of Gisele’s stained glass windows… Houseboats on a canal