"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

May 18, 2011

Europe: Days 8 & 9

I really need to finish telling about our trip to Europe before I forget everything.  Day 8 was the last full day that we were in Europe.  It was a Sunday and we were going to go to church with Peter's family, but we kind of just wanted to go for a bike ride because it was a beautiful morning and we hadn't really stopped moving since we got to the Netherlands.

First we had a wonderful breakfast, with coffee of course.

Then we went for a ride around Warffum and Winsum.  It was a pretty long ride but very enjoyable.

We were going to the circus that afternoon so we had to stop to get tickets.

We really wanted to ride beside/on top of the dike, so on our way back to Peter's house we tried to get there.  But as you can see, we ran out of pavement and had to go through another farmer's field to get there.

Geese, the farmers do not like the geese because they eat all the grass on the dike so there isn't much for their sheep to eat.

Coming in the back side of Peter's farm


Looking back at the dike

After our bike ride, we went to the circus!

This cat does not look happy!

Neither does this one, nice kitty.

After the circus, Peter drove us around Warffum.

I think this was where Peter went to high school, it was being renovated.

The next day, we got up early, ate breakfast one last time with Peter's family, and Peter took us to the train station.  We were going to ride the train from Warffum to Groningen and then take another train the whole way to the airport in Amsterdam.  We were both a little apprehensive about getting on the right train and making it to the airport on time, but we made it.

On the train, going to Groningen

Train station in Groningen waiting for our next train.

We made it to the airport!  And flew home on a 747 for 8 hours.  They are not as roomy as they look.

We had a great trip and are so thankful to everyone who made it possible.  We enjoyed traveling with the Delaval dealership from Canada and Cal.  Also, thank you Peter and family for hosting us and showing us around!  We had a lot of fun!

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