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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 30

Feb. 10, 2016: Paris to Keflavik to D.C. to Atlanta Our host Kim gets back this morning just as we’re getting up and stirring. He takes a nap for an hour or so while we pack our things, then he gets up to see us off. We exchange hugs, and promises to keep in touch.…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 30

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 29

Feb. 9, 2016: Paris This morning, as I’m in the kitchen preparing my tea fairly early and Kimberly is still snatching some winks, Kim enters, readying for his day trip to Germany. As the rain is pouring rather steadily, I ask him if he’s sticking to his announced plan to bike to the train station.…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 29

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 28

  Feb. 8, 2016: Paris Today, we return to the Eiffel Tower. But this time, we’re not just eyeing it from the vantage point of the peasantry gazing upward. Instead, we’ll be surveying humanity from the heights of the structure. We just have to climb it. Because it’s there. Our apartment window itself offers a…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 28

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 27

Feb. 7, 2016: Amsterdam to Paris So it’s a very early start this morning as Joost drives us to the Amsterdam Central Station. Seeing the city in the pre-dawn light of Sunday morning,  it feels positively apocalyptic in comparison to its beehive status we’ve seen before. We say goodbye, and then we’re back to spending…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 27

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 26

Feb. 6, 2016: Amsterdam Another day of exploring Amsterdam, with its many canals… … and bicycles… … and windmills… … and its idiosyncratic architecture. One type of “bicycle” we encounter is more of a customer-propelled bar on wheels. It has seats and pedals for about a dozen people and a bar in the center where…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 26

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 25

Feb. 5, 2016: Amsterdam This morning we walk the short distance from Joost’s house to the Beverwijck train station. There is no attendant on duty to check our Eurail passes, and we can’t get through the turnstile. But fortunately there is an assistance phone on the wall, and equally fortunately, the lady who answers speaks…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 25

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 24

Feb. 4, 2016: Berlin to Amsterdam/ Beverwijck Our gracious host Jens has to go to work this morning, so we make an early start of it, having coffee in the kitchen before saying goodbye, hoping that we’ll be able to stay longer next time. Then we’re off to make our way eventually to the train…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 24