Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wednesday, April 28

The flower parade in Keukenhof

Touring the gardens at Keukenhof - unbelieveable how many people were there (the flowers were beautiful and wonderful smelling too!) Isn't Brenna looking adorable!

I thought these shoes were great that one of the workers were wearing - don't they just scream "Holland" to you???

The flower fields - so beautiful. Had Brenna felt better, I would have tried to get a picture of her in one, but it just wasn't in the cards for this trip with her feeling so tired (and we could tell that she was feeling a little worse by day 2 of our trip, but she still completed the day at the garden well).

Brenna loved all the statues - she wanted her picture done with all of them (too bad she wasn't as excited about the flowers - but who can blame her since she wasn't allowed to touch and/or pull those)

Hello All!!
Hope all is well. The weather here is great and Brenna is getting over her cold, so things are looking up here. We took Justice for a nice walk this afternoon :-)
So, some more about our trip - on Saturday, we drove from Brussels to Keukenhof (in Holland). It was amazing driving into Keukenhof seeing the fields of flowers. Brenna did well on the drive, but we were all ready to get out and walk around some (although I don't think any of us were prepared for the large number of people that would be at the famous Keukenhof gardens (not sure if there were more people there because of the parade - but the park was packed!). Brenna loved all the statues at the park more than the flowers, but I think she enjoyed seeing the huge number of flowers and windmills at the garden. We went to about 45 minutes of the parade that occurred too (it is a major parade in the Netherlands - it goes for 40 km and starts at 9:30 in the morning and ends at 9:00 in the evening). Brenna got tired at the parade and we decided it was time to pack it up for the day and head to the next hotel (right on the beach of the North Sea - although Brenna and I didn't see the beach until Sunday morning). Dustin picked up supper for us all and it was time to turn in for the night :-) (Brenna loved that our hotel room had a TV that rose up from the stand - she thought that was very cool). (also, very poor planning on my part to buy so much chocolate in Brussels and then worry about it all weekend getting hot in the car - that is what we ended up carrying around in the back-pack - how silly!)
Well, I think that covers some of our highlights. With Brenna being sick, we cut out some of our ideas for the trip, but I think we still all enjoyed the things we saw. (pictures can't do the flowers in Holland justice - the fields and windmills are just so neat in person!).
Well, take care!