"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, September 25, 2016

In the Netherlands visiting good friends! September 23-24, 2016

We flew into Amsterdam late Friday night and are now in Zaltbommel until Tuesday. Very fun being with the family!
It's been 10 years since we were here.
Mauri is now 10 years old and we had never met
7 year old Rens!
Go to this link to see my post from 2006!
Here are a few photos of yesterdays tour of
Loevestein Castle built in around 1360.
You can read about the castle's history here .
Walking towards to castle...

Gunpowder Tower

Interior shots

Chantal and Rens dressed up
as a knight...
More interior shots...


Subject matter for a painting...


Looking out one of the windows...
in the past this castle was used as a prison...


Sheep everywhere!

Windmill spotted on the way home!
Have a great week!


  1. Great lighting in those shots.
    Cool you get to visit with friends you haven't seen in a while.

  2. How fun. I'm so happy you're having a great time.

    Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you both. ♥♥♥

  3. The adventure continues! Enjoy!

  4. Engaging countryside, but I wouldn't want to be locked up in that castle/prison.


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