Sunday, June 29, 2014

29 June 1989 - Our last day!!

The Holtrings drove us to the airport.  It was a very bitter sweet day and marked the end of an amazing year!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

28 June 1989 - Enkhuizen

Wandered around Enkhuizen, saw the jail and wharf.

Friday, June 27, 2014

27 June 1989 - Enkhuizen

The 26th was a rest day.  The ZuiderZee Museum was the activity of the day followed by dinner with the Holtrings.



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

25 June 1989 - travel day

Left Amsterdam on our way to Enkhuizen where we were staying with the Holtrings again.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

24 June 1989 - Amsterdam

We went to a diamond exhibit (we were in Amsterdam after all) and the Rijksmusem.  The highlight was seeing Rembrandt's Night Watch among many other amazing pieces of art. In the afternoon we went to the Anne Frank house which is a sobering experience.  Another theme from our time in Europe was the many markings/exhibits/commemorations to different wars.

Anne Frank House

Random lock

Monday, June 23, 2014

23 June 1989 - Amsterdam

Today we went to the Van Gogh museum - absolutely stunning!! Even after the amazing Van Gogh exhibit we had seen in the south of France.  All the art is one the things that I remember most from the entire year.  We also did a boat ride. Note the photo of the very small house - only as wide as the door!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

21-22 June 1989 Belgium to Holland

The 21st we drove into Holland - where we totally missed seeing the border sign - the EU was still pretty new in those days.  There was no Euro so we were always changing money.   The 22nd was a rest day.

Friday, June 20, 2014

20 June 1989 - Bruges

Another day in Belgium - today Bruges.  We went up the Belfry tower.  We did lots of climbing this year.  The Art Gallery here was amazing and we took a boat tour.

Another mystery photo - I don't remember the story behind this?  It is our car with a leg sticking out of it.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

19 June 1989 - Ghent

Ghent was a beautiful city that we really enjoyed!  I am sure that had something to do with St. Michael's Church and the Castle.  But the highlight was definitely Van Eyck's The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

18 June 1989 - Brussels

After a rest day we spent the day in Brussels.  This included seeing the Town Hall and of course the Pissing Boy - Manneken-Pis.

Monday, June 16, 2014

16 June 1989 - Waterloo

This was an amazing place and tour.  You could picture the battle talking place - it was a bit eerie in that regard.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

14-15 June 1989 - Bonn and Aachen

There's no photos only postcards of Aachen.  It was amazing to see Charlemagne's tomb and seat!!!!!

Bonn was also great - we saw Beethoven's house.  Gorbachev had been there the day before.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

11 June 1989 - Stein am Rhein

Had a lovely day exploring Stein am Rhein. It was the start of several days of driving up the Rhine.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014