Tuesday, August 18, 2015
A day of rest in Houten, but not lonely. In the morning Tom brings Julia. She stays with Wim an Gerrie for their turn of 'daycare'. We take Julia with us in the car to pick up Gerrie's mother in 's-Hertogenbosch. By the time we're back it's late morning and we have lunch together.
Heidi arrives later as well with Guido to tell her oma the news that there is going to be another great-grandchild for her in the near future!
Later Tom arrives again to pick up Julia, but then they stay for dinner, because of oma, and Su joins us as well.
After dinner Wim and I have some time to ourselves while Gerrie drops her mother off at home again. Wim shows me his Lego creations. This set consists of two trucks, one with trailer, with all the parts to create a small country fair:
|truck with trailer|
|carousel type of construction|
|Kop van Jut|
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
On Wednesday Wim and I are having a 'brother-and-sister' day. We try (with the emphasis on try) to catch the train to Utrecht, but after the very first stop, still in Houten, we're told the train is not going any further, because of a fault, accident, or whatever the problem was. So, Wim rings Gerrie who arrives by car and brings us to Utrecht Central station. From there we catch a train to Amersfoort. Not without delay either, but at least we get there.
|Railway station Amersfoort|
In Amersfoort we rent bikes and set off on our bike ride to Bunschoten-Spakenburg.
|Yep, that's where we are going to see the Palendijk|
|The result of the picture I took... :-)|
|The Palendijk (The Pole dike)|
And of course the pictures of the two caches we found:
|15 cm below NAP|
|Under the seat|
We ride back to the jetty after our finds to catch the fietsboot (bike boat) back to Amersfoort. A 4 hour, very relaxing, trip although when the sun finally disappeared behind the clouds it got a bit too cool to my liking...
|Love these beautiful boats!|
|A windfarm. Litterally hundreds of those wind generators. The old type (two blades) in the front. The newer models (three blades) in the distance.|
|Another one of the many bridges in this country|
|In this is how the other half lives...|
|And also one of the many houseboats (for permanent living)|
|A floating restaurant|
|back in Amersfoort|
|receiving the bikes at the jetty|
|just a beautiful old building|
|the restaurants at the market|
|appetizers and a cool drink|