Monday, January 11, 2010
What Christmas present is suitable for teenage daughters who have, by their own admission, virtually everything?
This year, rather than going overboard on packages (we still had a few), all four of us took off to the Dutch capital from December 26-29.
It was a crazy idea, in a way. Winter travel can be hell, and we had proof of that just a week and a half before our departure when a snowstorm shut down Paris airports and temporarily paralyzed the roads in our area. But I had checked out the weather report (read: plans were made at the last minute) and everything looked viable for the week between Christmas and New Year's. And it was.
Four full days, only three nights, but a rich experience for "the whole family" -- a family that had been separated for ten months during my youngest daughter's stay in the USA last year.
I have a lot to say about this trip, and am going to try to find the words this week to say it...