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!

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Travelogues – Gorgeous Ghent

July 26, 2019

Early Morning Train Ride

T, Macy, Moxie (aka The Littles), and I left Amsterdam for an early train ride to Ghent, Belgium.  We prefer to take early train rides because it is less crowded and we get the most of our day when we arrive at our destination.

Ghent Fest-T walking
T with the dogs and luggage.
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The Littles on the train.

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Travelogues – Football and Fun in France!

I am going to take a shot at writing about my travels throughout Europe!  I know that there are many travel blogs out there, but I am sure that each is special in their own way.

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