Monday, January 11, 2010

Amsterdam 1



What Christmas present is suitable for teenage daughters who have, by their own admission, virtually everything?

A trip.

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...

5 comments:

Claudine said...

Can't wait to here more. One of the things I love about Europe is you are so close to such amazing places... here I could drive to Seattle :)

tut-tut said...

looking forward to reading and seeing all of it!

Tinsie said...

A family trip is an excellent idea and a much better gift than one more book, piece of clothing or item of jewellery. I took a trip with my parents just recently and we had a fab time. These memories are irreplaceable.

Betty C. said...

I agree, Tinsie -- all the more so because there was some shopping involved, hehe!

Tinsie said...

Shopping is a bonding activity, everyone knows that ;-)