Such a large agenda folks, and my computer is dying fast. I'm gonna have to type like the wind.
I wrote this this morning while I didn't have computer access.
Well, it’s 6:30 AM for me, and I’m awake. How lovely. I can hear the rain hounding down outside, as if God were in the midst of sending the second flood. It’ll be interesting to see how it holds up the rest of the day considering we’ll be going into Amsterdam (the city) today. The bike I’m borrowing from my lovely Hostess is a wee bit tall….(no way, Grace? Too short for something that usually a perfect size for normal humans?) so we’re going into the bike shop this morning to get it all shortened. And fix the lights on it. Apparently if you don’t have functioning front AND back lights here on your bike, you’ll be fined. And it’s probably smart considering that’s what appears to be the common use of transportation. But if someone IS rich enough to own their own car, it’s usually pretty fancy. I haven’t yet seen some beater car chugging along, most sporty BMW’s and VW’s and the like.
It was a little difficult my first night, falling asleep and all. I am here alone, (great idea Grace, tell them you’re alone in a weird city you don’t know. Probly should write down the address and where the spare key is hidden too while you’re at it!) and it was definitely strange. I felt a tinge of sadness as I thought of my loves at home, and that I have 34 more nights without them. But eventually I fell asleep, and I do feel better this morning, praise God.
Fast forward 12 hours.
I still have my computer set to your time. Cause I miss you.
Today, we went into Amsterdam (the City). Such a great time. It DIDN'T rain today while we were out, and it was wonderous. The city was fantastic and since being in a city is like food to me, it was filling to see one so beautful. It was so unlike the cities I've been to before, where everything is new, and has windows everywhere with stupid names and ugly fronts and were built in the last decade. These have been around so long, they tilt. They're wonderful colors! The stores are named stuff like, "To Hell With My Bank Account" and though the city is massive, it's got this small town feel.
I was one of those annoying tourists who stand in the middle of the road and take pictures, went on a canal tour, and bought tulips to which I am so proud of. I got 2 zillion tulips for 6 cents and just split them up and littered my hostesses house with them! :)
I can't stomach the water here. It tastes like it's from the ocean.
hm. Well, lets just say that I keep seeing there adorable girls all over the place. And then I realize they are boys. No. Umm hello! *I'M* supposed to be the one with the pretty pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes! Would you stop swishing your naturally highlighted hair for 2 seconds and grow some facial hair?! Sheesh.
A dutch man taught me how to ride a bike "properly."
I drank an esspresso. It took for freakinever to drink. Blech. Nasty. No.
I bought a sweater. Frumpy Grandma Sweater....come to mommy!
I keep trying to make these Dutch phrases sound cute...but it just keeps being impossible. They require too much spit. And a tad bit of an angry tone.
Tomorrow, I buy wine. Cause I can.
Aaron is a geek. And I'm so thankful. Cause if he wasn't I wouldn't be here.
Here are some pics for you eyes enjoyment. "Can you read this? There's no pictures!" (what's that from)
This means: Dog can poo here. Why would there be a place on earth that you encourage poo the ground?
Huh. Who knew?!
Good bye Loves.