Tuesday dawned overcast, but being from Portland we are (supposedly) used to the rain and grey, so we ventured out anyway! Destination: Muiderslot Castle in Muiden. After a short tram ride and a short bus ride, we were at our destination. Well the outskirts of the town of our destination that is! We had to walk about 10-15 minutes to get to the castle, but it was a very lovely little town, and totally worth it.
the two vacationing lovebirds :)
Wednesday morning we headed out to rent bikes and see the sites via wheels. This was my first time on a bike in about 10 to 15 years, and its true, it all comes back to you quickly. But boy oh boy was I sore when we got back! We biked around 20 kms (~13 miles) in about 5 hours. We headed through the city and down towards the Amsterdamse Bos, an area used for Olympic training and now bike and walk pathways through a wooded area, with some ponds, lakes and canals.
pretty good shot I must say, since I was on a moving bike when I took it!
we ended up near the end of one of the take-off runways
my lunch - pancake with bananas, chocolate chips and powdered sugar ~ which Matt thankfully helped me finish!
Karen's lunch - pancake with apples, cinnamon and powdered sugar ~ which Matt helped her with as well!
Matt's dessert ... he had some sausage pie as well
The rest of the pictures from these two days can be found here:
Paris is up next ...