It was our first camping this summer here in The Netherlands.
So we are now past the Summer solstice and into the stretch towards fall. We are still healthy (maybe some of our readers worried, as I have received a few emails from some of our followers… thanks as it was nice to know we are missed in the blog community). I just haven’t had much to wrote about in the last few months.
75 years ago today the Dutch citizens danced in the streets to welcome the Allied Forces, their liberators after more than four years under Nazi rule.
Each year flags are hung to remember that day and to celebrate freedom. This year the national day off was, well less than normal.
We took the opportunity to head out on our first canoe ride of the year. We both needed to be on the water, to flex our canoe muscles, to free ourselves of the four walls of the house. I am usually on the water for weeks by May. Either in Minnesota or here but the last two years have presented some challenges. This year I am guessing most of my readers can relate to the cabin fever syndrome.
He travelled to Hillegom, NL to a place we have paddled before in the Spring. The canals lead through the tulip fields and usually are filled with color and scents of blooms.
This was the first time we have had to place Cedar on our new (to us) VW Caddy. We were worried about how we would lift her to the much higher roof of this van. In fact we talked about it most of the winter, tried to watch videos of people who lift canoes onto higher profiles vehicles (no luck on that!), and finally came up with a system that seemed to work for us.
We love the fact that the VW Caddy has so much more room for our gear.
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Hello my dear blog readers. I and still here. My Hubby is still here. We are still healthy. I owe you many blogs but I am not sure that it will get accomplished due to the mass quantity of work work that must be accomplished each day and there just isn’t enough hours to complete all the tasks.
The chickens came on Friday. We love them! They have names. Another blog…
In the process we had to build a new shed. The “we” is a collective term meaning the Hubby built the shed and I helped by staying out of the way and offering no comments. Even the shed being a bit crooked didn’t receive comment from me. I was trying to keep things as peaceful during this time of chaos as possible.
At one point in the construction it looked like we could soon have a horse or a cow lodging in our back garden but when he finished we realized it was just perfect for all the things we need to store.
Soon I found that it could have another useful purpose.
Yup… it doesn’t get any better than this! Environmental friendly and some private time away from the home office chaos of Hubby pushing airplanes around. Ahhhh… peaceful… until… he found me!
So there you have it! It has gotten that bad here where I have to revert to old school farm outhouse jokes to make us laugh.
Take care everyone. Stay healthy and hug the closest loved one and say “hello” to one stranger today. Kindness goes a long way in these situations.
As I tried to figure out how to salvage the time and money spent on this trip to Georgia, I pulled out the Visit Georgia package out of my suitcase.