Monday, April 26, 2010

Keukenhof, The "Kitchen Garden" of The Netherlands

On Saturday morning we traveled a half hour by car to Keukenhof, to enjoy a day walking through the "kitchen gardens" of The Netherlands. That's what Keukenhof translates to mean, and all I can say is that they can boast the biggest, most perfect and without a doubt most fragrant blooms I've ever seen. From beginning to end, it was a wonderful day. It ended with Ben pulling up their copy of Ironman on Apple TV. I really didn't think I wanted to watch it, so I got my clothes together for church, then wandered down to say goodnight and got sucked in. Good movie, by the way. Very good movie.

Words won't do the day justice, but then they rarely will when it comes to travel and family fun. This time I started by creating a slide show, just so I'd know if it worked or not. To begin with, it worked. Ben came home and showed me how to make it automatic, though, so once you click on it, you no longer have to tell it to start from the page that opened. (When he does it, you click on the link and it just opens and starts. Now mine does, too.)

Two days are already gone, and they've been
wonderful. Our Sunday was filled with church, food, and bedtime routines for the girls. Then the adults sat together and played Clue. What fun that was! I think I've got the game nearly figured out, at least if you don't expect me to have an actual strategy. I want a rematch.

As for this blog, I'll go ahead and post it now and tweak it later. That way I'll have more time for having fun…

Ashley graduates from Joy School tonight, so I imagine there will be more photos in a day or two. Tomorrow is, after all, another day, and the fun has just begun.


sherrie said...

Oh my goodness, the flowers are exquisite - of course your photography only enhances their beauty. You already know how much I like the motorcycle picture ~hahaha~. I'm off to Oregon in the morning. Grandbaby fun for me, too!

Linda L. Henk said...

Beautiful photos! I planted tulips and daffodils last fall and I see from your pictures, I can plant so many more! Yay!

Thiruppathy Raja said...

interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it.

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