Long Travel Day

We were picked up electrictaxi.com at 10:00 for our 12:15 flight.  We only sat for about 15 minutes at the gate–the lines for check in and security were quite long.  But everything went smoothly.  Schiphol is a very easy and … Continue reading →

Window Shopping

The weather is turning cooler and I really needed my sweater for most of the day.  We decided to go explore the Nine Streets, a small shopping area, in the canal ring, which is about 400 years old.  It is … Continue reading →


We got a late start because it was Ken’s birthday and I went out to the bakery for breakfast treats which were fantastic! First destination, the MOCO museum to see the Banksy/Warhol show.  If you don’t know Banksy, do yourself … Continue reading →

Day Trip

We decided Saturday would be a good day to get away.  And after lengthy discussions we chose Volendam.  On our way to the station I tried to use my ATM card for some cash.  It said insufficient funds.  No way! … Continue reading →

Swirling clouds in violet haze, reflect in Vincent’s eyes of china blue. McClean

Oh Vincent!  yes, Van Gogh.  We went to the museum which is featuring a new special collection (closing Sept. 25th) called “On the Verge of Insanity.”  It chronicles the last 18 months of Van Gogh’s life, including the famous ear … Continue reading →

Museum time

We had “skip the line” tickets for the Rijksmuseum (rhymes with bikes museum) but there was not much of a line.  On our walk there we took a small detour through a street with gorgeous huge houses–one looked like a … Continue reading →

Getting to Know Amsterdam

I had signed us up for a free, 10:30am English, tour through Sandeman’s about a month ago.  We met the group of about 20 at Dam Square at the National Monument.  Axel, our tour guide and a native of this … Continue reading →

Day one!

Day one! Pretty pretty pretty excited. Cannot believe we are finally ON our adventure instead of planning it. All of our flights went super smoothly despite having to circle Atlanta for a while until there was a break in the … Continue reading →