Oktoberfest 2019

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Travelogues – Beautiful Haarlem and Beachy Zandvoort

September 4, 2019

Friday, August 23rd

T and I decided to take a quick trip to Haarlem and Zandvoort since he was going to be out of town on business for 13 days.  T, The Littles, and I took a 20 minute train ride to Haarlem.  T said that the city of Haarlem in New York is named after Haarlem in The Netherlands.  While we waited to receive the key for our Airbnb we enjoyed a beer at the Coach House Inn which was across the street from our Airbnb.

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Travelogues – P!NK in The Hague

August 21, 2019

Touring The Hague

Tom and I took a short train ride to The Hague, Netherlands for a day trip.  We explored Chinatown, which was a few blocks.  An American Bar was also located in Chinatown – ha, ha!

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Travelogues – Fabulous Florence!

I am backtracking a bit regarding the posts about Italy, I didn’t have time to write until now…

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Travelogues – When in Rome…

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Travelogues – Delightful Delft

August 1, 2019

Kek Kicked It!

T and I went to Delft, Netherlands for a day trip.  It was a quick one hour train ride.  We were starving when we arrived so we ate lunch at a place called Kek.  I received the restaurant recommendation from another blogger.

Kek did not disappoint.  T and I ordered the delicious American Pancakes.  Four small sized pancakes were stacked on top of each other.  The fruit, syrup and topping added a nice touch.  We each ate dragon fruit (the small triangle piece of fruit on the right side of the pancake) for the first time.  T made the comment “notice that the portion sizes are smaller” and I laughed and said “I was still hungry”, so I drank my juice – ha, ha!  My pressed juice was filling and I ordered an energy shot of who knows what.  I definitely drank my recommended amount of vegetables and fruits for the day – ha, ha!

Churches:  New and Old

Delft has two churches in town.  One church is called Nieuwe Church or New Church.

The other church is called Oude Kerk or Old Church.  Oude Kerk is called the Leaning Tower of Delft because it leans.

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I am leaning along with the church!

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Staples of the Netherlands – Windmill and Wooden Clog

 

Delft Windmill

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Picturesque Photos

 

 

Souvenir Shopping 

Of course we had to purchase Delft Blue (Delfts Blauw) items.  Delft Blue items have been produced in Delft since the 17th century.

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T was a knight with a wooden sword and shield – ha, ha!

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Ribs, Beer, and a Blanket

We ate dinner at Het Konings Huys.  We enjoyed a beer made by monks called Trappist Beer.  T really enjoyed his ribs as they fell off of the bone while he ate them.  He was STILL talking about the tasty ribs the next day!   He stayed warm with a blanket that the restaurant offered, which was a nice gesture since it was cold outside.   

We enjoyed our day trip to Delft!