Published: July 17th 2010July 17th 2010
Typical Dutch kids. In their family, some had sandals, others Crocs, and the little guy had traditional wooden clogs. Cute!
A few evenings now and overnight sometimes, there have been these tremendous wind storms. In the mornings, there are branches down and things blown over. We like to have the windows open to cool down the house (no central air here) so we hear the howling wind. We find ourselves thinking....if only there were a way to harness the wind....
So anyways, today we went to the Mills at Kinderdijk. There were over 19 fully functioning mills which covered several square kms of land. There was a nice trail along the canal atop a dike (dyke?, anyways, not a lesbian) so we all walked it and took in the scenic views of the windmills. Nigel went on his own (there was a certain fear of heights that kept Lori from venturing up the many stairs) this time and took lots of pics (some shown). They let you stand within 4 feet of the vanes whipping around. You felt for sure that you were about to be cut in half.
Afterwards we wandered around the shops in town. Also, first thing in the morning (well, after a run and breakfast - so really around 10:30) we biked in to a
We got lucky with the weather. Very windy and not rainy. The mills were whipping fast. Very fast.
special summertime market in Woudenberg (the town we are staying in). We had a delicious appelgaard (an apple pastry) and picked up some cute t-shirts for the kids. Then we got a few grocery staples since all the stores are closed tomorrow.
There are more photos below