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Published: June 19th 2010
Thankyall for the comments - it inspires me to go on...
Day five was a great day, one of the highlights of the trip so far! Mum and I went to the Openluchtmuseaum i.e. the Open Air Museam --> which is a historical recreation of farming, living and businesses over several hundreds of years in Holland!
It took us 5 and a half hours to tour the whole park which is situated just outside Arnhem, next to the zoo (a trip for another day). There was so much to see, most of the park was perfectly recreated houses or workshops, with people working in them, or farmers wives making tea and tending to the fire, or weaving ect...
The weather was fairly bad, we were freezing but at least most of the rain came whilst we were having a nice, traditional lunch with a massive pancake after and unlimited maple syrup! There was a great tourist shop but also some traditional stores, one was a sweet shop and the other had tea and spices ect... i got some lovely orange and apple tea - was going to bring u back some Alicia but can’t bring
it through customs 😞
We were just too late to get our photo taken in dutch traditional dress - it was 20 minutes to five, closing time, and he refused to do it! How rude!
Father you would have loved the shipbuilding yard and the blacksmith and the windmills!
Have a lot more to write, but i’m really tired so i’m going to bed, mite add some more words tomorrow if I can - we’re catching up with more of mums friends and then some family and finishing off planning the route we’re going to take in our self-drive tour of part of Germany, for which we leave on Monday. Just booked the overnight bus tickets from Amsterdam to Paris for next weekend as well. Hope your all well and having a good time.
Love kels and Deb
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