Monday, September 20, 2010

Luxembourg & Belgium!

Ah the joys of living in the city.  There is ALWAYS noise around to listen to, sometimes good, sometimes bad and sometimes its just enough to lull you to sleep.  The street we are living on here in Amsterdam is relatively quiet.  You will hear the occasional car, but mostly you hear the people talking, the mopeds zooming by, or the bells on the bikes as people go flying down the street.  The only problem with hearing the people speak, is that 90% of the time I can't understand them!  I guess I really should have worked on learning my Dutch before we got here!  I don't really need it, since pretty much everywhere you go you can find someone that speaks English, in Amsterdam at least.  Not so much in Belgium or Luxembourg.  But they are such beautiful countries, that we forgave them!

Thursday I headed into Amsterdam Centrum, with the intention of doing some browsing in the stores, and maybe buying some clothes.  I didn't end up buying anything, but spent about 20 minutes standing in front of the Palace waiting for whoever the official person was that required guards at the door and gates and police all around!  Turns out it was a Chinese dignitary of some sort.  

Friday I vegged on the couch all day ... it was rainy and chilly and I just didn't feel like going out in that alone, its not so much fun then!

Saturday we slept in and got a slightly late start, but we rented a car and headed south.  We put city-center of Luxembourg as our destination and just drove!  It was a nice day, a little windy, but sunny!  

I didn't realize until I downloaded pictures off the camera,
but I took a picture of the hotel we ended up staying at, as we
went by it in the morning!
we're loving the bridges here 

we woke up to drummers on the other
side of the river Sunday morning
our room ... fourth floor attic area ...
double bed, and thats the width ... nice
dormer window, but I hit my head at
least once!

We got back "home" yesterday around noon and just relaxed... we then found out that they were going to stream live our church service, so we quickly ate dinner and got set up.  Aaron's computer had the service streaming, my laptop had the order of worship, so we could follow along, and we used the iPad to read the scripture as well.  So thankful for modern technology!! 

This week Aaron is going to be super busy, but that will help time pass as we are looking forward to Friday when Matt & Karen get here for just over two weeks! :)  

Here is the link to the pictures again, since more have been added.

Till next time!

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