You Have a Baby… In Amsterdam…
That line is actually from the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” where Reese Witherspoon sees an old friend in her hometown bar and says “You Have a Baby… In a Bar…“ Not worth renting – but its a witty quip.
First my apologies to my faithful readers for the two week gap in posts. You see I’ve been traveling around The Netherlands taking tons of photos of things I love: bikes, trains, food, and architecture of modern and old.
Amsterdam is an incredible city. With the never ending canals, cafes, clean streets, and bikes everywhere its a utopia. But why haven’t I been blogging every night from my trusty Asus computer? Well - I’ve had a companion with me. A few days after my arrival my sister and my beautiful niece Lili joined me in Amsterdam to continue our Dutch adventure. Time to start waking up at 6am instead of going to bed at 6am!
I’ve learned that traveling with kids doesn’t lend time to much else. I’ve always been the person silently praying to be spared in 29A watching a group of kids shuffle down the isle towards me. I’ve always been the annoyed one when sitting in a quiet coffee shop and the strollers steamroll in. And I’ve always been dumbfound at the mall seeing the amount of gear parents need to carry with them for a simple outing.
So why on earth would I want to travel with a 15 month old? Well I don’t see her much here in the states, and as you can see by the photo - she is perfect. Reason enough. So in addition to driving around the countryside and cycling in the city I’ve made a new friend and travel buddy – and she’s just as interested in people, places, and city life as I am.
And I even managed to keep my mouth shut as a parent on the plane lamented Southwest’s ceasing their family first boarding.
More photos and stories on the way…