Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Drakes Going Dutch...Doubled

Watch out Holland. It's Double the Drakes. 

I rode the train to Amsterdam last Thursday morning to pick Jay's parents up from their flight. We walked around Enschede and enjoyed the scene around the city center that night.

Friday we were up early to head on a four day outing: Cologne, castle tour along the Rhine River, Worms, Trier, Luxembourg, and Bastogne. Lots to see and do. We were delayed a little in our departure because of a little passport mishap, but all's well that ends well, right?!

Cologne was wonderful. Jay and I had already made a quick trip there. It was just as magnificent this time, but we were able to spend some more time there and take it all in a little better.

The next morning we woke up and drove along the Rhine River along a stretch of road about fifty miles in length with over thirty castles or ruins of castles there. We ended up the day in Worms. As in Edict of in Martin Luther getting kicked out of Catholic in pretty big stuff happened here. 

Sunday we trekked to Trier. This was a return trip for us, but it really is one of my favorite places I've seen so far. We ended the night in Luxembourg.

Monday was a busy day. We started off with the American Military Cemetery there and then headed to Bastogne, Belgium where the Battle of the Bulge was fought. 

Today we ventured out and about around town and will do more of the same tomorrow. On Thursday we're heading over to Amsterdam, and they fly out Friday. It has been so nice having them here.

I'm still working on sorting through all the pictures, so I'll post some of them in separate over the next day or so. I'll leave you with a couple pics from our evening: a windmill underneath the setting sun.

Tot ziens!

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