If you're looking for an ideal
European trip and adventure,
you need to consider visiting the Netherlands.
It is just like you might have imagined it.
My trip began by meeting up with
7 wonderful women from Virginia.
They are all part of a quilting bee called
"Hearts and Hands".
I had met a few members of this group
last spring and when there was talk
of a trip to the Netherlands.
I said count me in!
The trip was coordinated by
Doreen of Aunt Reen's Place
Please check out her blog if you
don't already follow it.
During our week stay
we discovered the beautiful Dutch countryside,
colorful tulip fields,
A trip in the spring
would not be complete without a visit to the
famous Keukenhof Gardens
with it's displays of millions of beautiful tulips.
There are museums to explore
filled with collections of Dutch Masters
The Night Watch
at the Rijksmuseum
the Van Gogh Museum
Or even remembering the story of
Ann Frank during the Nazi occupation.
For a change of pace
simply walk along the charming canals
Amsterdam is an easy walking city.
You can stroll into Dam Square
finding the King's Palace
or look for tiny narrow houses
on quiet cobblestone streets.
But wherever you walk
beware of the bikes
You'll find quite a few!
Of course, no trip is complete without
trying the local flavors.
A thick pea and smoked sausage soup
served on King's Day with
bright orange frosting
just to share a few yummy treats.
Our trip wasn't over yet.
We still had quilt things to do.
You'll have to wait for the next
post to see what we did.
Until Next Time-