On Monday Alexandra was our babysitter so Uncle Marco and Tante Annette could go out for a drink at Opah in Aliso Viejo.
Roos' time with the cousins will be short. This afternoon she is leaving for a 3 week camp on Catalina Island. The boat is leaving from the Long Beach harbor, next to the Queen Mary. There were virtually no lines for the registration so we had some time to get a nice lunch at the Queen Mary ( where I had to get a Bloody Mary, of course ).
Just before boarding the boat, Roos ran into her friend Sadie. She'll be in the same group again as Roos.
Last night Marco and family arrived ! It was quite late (almost midnight ) which meant that the English cousins were wide awake given the time difference. Roos on the other hand was struggling to stay awake as the pictures show ..
It’s truly a waterpolo Saturday, keeping us of the street from 7am to 7pm. Lexi is up first and has her first game in a tournanment at San Clemente High School at 9am. In the afternoon Roos is up at Aliso Viejo High School with several games starting at 4pm. Pretty sure that both of them will sleep well tonight !
Afternoon update : Roos’ team is having a tough time with their opponent. We are half way through the game and it is 10-0.
De afgelopen dagen was het fijn fietsweer. Gisteren een tripje langs de IJsel met een stop bij café IJselhoeve.
Vandaag de Flipsberg over naar Wezep voor een visje bij Vishandel Koelewijn.
Morgen is zitten de twee weken in Nederland er alweer op en is het tijd om terug te gaan. Vanaf Frankfurt eerst naar SFO en dan een laatste korte vlucht naar LA. Ik kom ‘s nachts om 1 uur aan dus zal geen file problemen hebben om thuis te komen.
Yesterday I travelled to The Hague and stayed the night. This time I decided to forego a trip by train as there were extensive delays around Utrecht, Leiden and Den Haag in the last two days. It was an opportunity to stay at an iconic hotel I was always curious about : Hotel Des Indes. It also had a great restaurant and I had plenty of time to try a 4 course surprise menu.
Before picking up my passport the next morning, I first went to visit the National Archives. It turns out Eva, who worked in my team when I was still at Mars, is now working at the Archives. She was going to take me on a special tour about the VOC. There were many documents and artifacts from that time, which was very interesting. More importantly she also explained how to really start genealogical research through the National Archives. I’ve had a few attempts as more and more documents are online but it gets difficult very quickly. After picking up my new passport, I had time to visit an outdoor market with antiques and books. From there I traveled back to Wapenveld and had my first Berenklauw on this trip for dinner.
Gisteren was een rustige dag. We hebben wat gefietst en zijn even bij ome Jan en tante Riekie op bezoek geweest. ‘S avonds hebben we Kruudmoes gegeten. Dat was lang geleden en erg lekker.