Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Home, exhausted, but ready to do it all over again.

We arrived back on Whidbey Island yesterday evening, very tired but happy that we had such a wonderful experience in the Netherlands.

I have so much to tell you about our trip it is going to be difficult to know where to start, which be soon, as I have to download and edit many, many, pictures. Also I am not feeling very well, as I think I am coming down with a cold. Mr C. is still in bed resting, after an extremely uncomfortable journey home. It appears he has a very bad cold instead of the allergies, we thought had caught up with him the day before returning to USA.

The day before we left the Netherlands, my honey did walk with me to the flower market even though he felt unwell. (what a wonderful guy) I bought many packets of flower seeds, and the woman in the market stall, assured me they were packaged for taking back into the USA, but when we arrived back here, I found out at customs, they were not, and they were confiscated. I almost broke down and cried right there, in front of the customs officer.
I have since found out I can buy this particular brand of seeds here in the States, and I also learned ‘ do not take the word of everyone, especially those who are only interested in getting your money into their cash drawer, instead do your own research” So I have learned a valuable lesson.

I did not go to the Netherlands with the intention to shoot in the European steel challenge match, as Mr C. did, but after some persuasion, I did use the gun, kindly lent to me by one of our new friends, and shot the match. I had fun even though I did not do as well as I wanted to,due to shooting an unfamiliar weapon.

I will try to get a post with pictures, up as soon as possible. Keep checking in.


cassie-b said...

What a shame about the flower seeds.

I hope you're both feeling better very soon.


lom said...

can't wait to see the pics

Wim Dieke said...

hmm, i must say i am dissapointed at my own countrymen, ripping of friends of mine.

Is there any way i can fix this for you keewee?

mistaya's M.O.M. said...

Hey girlfriend, I still can't beleive you were all the way over in the Neterlands! Awesome. What a wonderful life you have my friend. I am anxious to see your pics. I do hope you took some at the flower market.