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Sunday, April 27, 2003
In an effort to make the best of what time we have left on this side of the pond, we took off Thursday night and drove a little over 5 hours to spent the night in western Holland. The next morning we drove 7 kilometers west to “Keukenhof” which is the closest thing to the Garden of Eden that we have found so far. It is about 70 acres of every kind of flower there is, in a park-like setting.
Then we headed east into Germany for a visit to “Xanten” (pronounced “Zanten”), which is a super example of a north German redbrick city, complete with a windmill mounted on the city wall. Besides the town itself, the main draw is the fact that the “Battle of the Totenberg Forrest”was fought there in the year 9AD. You history buffs will remember that to be the reason the Romans never made it east of the Rhein. There are also some serious roman excavations and a re-built Roman City.
We spent the night in Xanten, at a 200-year-old hotel that once hosted the likes of Winston Churchill, and Queen Victoria. We loved it! Then we took the scenic route home.posted by John | 6:38 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2003
Sunday 20 April 2003
Sunday, March 16, 2003
This is a testposted by Neva | 7:04 AM
Saturday, March 15, 2003
Guess what---The computers were not moved yet, so they sent us home with instructions to show up Monday at 6 AM.posted by John | 5:11 PM
Monday, March 10, 2003
And now for a sad story---- We (Neva/Audrey/Katie/Me) were all set to have a nice 3-day weekend in Belgium, when I was told that I had to work Saturday in support of the war effort. You see, in order to make room for the casualties of the proposed Iraq war, the administrative pukes are being moved to temporary buildings that are being setup next to the hospital. Admin pukes, as you know, are automation heavy, so I will be pleased to spend the day hooking up computers. On that same note, Neva got kicked out of her office so they could rip out the rug and put in a non-porous floor covering so the room could be used for patient at a moment’s notice.
Undaunted, the others took off for the Black Forrest/Bavaria this morning, and Neva just called to report that they are in Lindau having a great time. I would provide more details, but thinking about it tends to make me sick, so you will have to use your imaginations.posted by John | 5:11 PM