Monday, May 18, 2009

I am so excited.

Yes I know I have been tardy in posting this past week, but I have been very busy. Not only have I been working, but I have been trying to get all "my ducks in a row" ready to leave for Amsterdam on Wednesday. We will arrive in Amsterdam too early in the morning to check into The Golden Tulip, our hotel, so we will leave our luggage in their holding area, then go and look around until check in time. MrC and I will be spending the first day and night here before getting a ride to Winterswijk, where MrC. will be shooting in the European steel Challenge.

We will be staying in another in the chain of Golden Tulips in Winterswijk. Looks nice doesn't it?
The indoor range is within walking distance of the hotel, which will be very convenient for us. As Mr C. is shooting his match on Saturday,we will stroll to the range on Friday to check out all the proceedings, and of course do a little sight seeing there and back.
I have been doing some Internet research on places to eat which will not strain our meager budget. I have found a chain of vending machines for food, and will NOT be using those YUK I hate vending machine food. I think our best bet is to buy our food at one of the local outdoor markets or supermarkets, and perhaps eat at a nice restaurant now and again, if it is not too expensive.
If anyone has been to Holland and has some good information, please let me know. My contact email is on the side bar.

Our excitement rate is up another notch or two, now it is almost time to leave on this adventure of a lifetime.

5 comments:

Mediterranean kiwi said...

you lucky lady: is this your first trip into europe for a long time?
here's a very useful link for you:
http://jodimop.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/some-interesting-amsterdam-addresses/
this young lady knows the food scene there quite well

hostagirl said...

I know you two will have a wonderful time. I can't wait to hear your stories and see you pics when you return. Tell Mr. C good luck way over there.

cassie-b said...

I hope you have a wonderful time. And be sure to take lots of pictures.

Cas

wormandflowers said...

OUUU!! How exciting! The hotel looks lovely! Maybe you will have time to sneak out to some of those fabled Dutch gardens. my advice about meals, from living in France and Germany, would be take advantage of lunch prices at local restaurants. In France I would go to a particular fancy Alsacien restaurant for their steak entree. It cost 9 or 10 euro for a nice steak with a side of roasted potatoes, half the cost of the same dinner entree. The only downside was some of the specialties were only available at dinner service. Having a large lunch and light dinner, of a sandwich, or hotdog, etc., would be typical.

Have a wonderful time and take some photos for us!

wormandflowers said...

Oh, WOW! I just realized you are a competitive pistol shooter! You tough girl! I think that's very cool. I am terrified of guns.