July 16, 2017 – JFK to Schiphol Amsterdam Beverley flies onto the UK, Hans and I explore some of North Holland Beverley arrives and we explore the village of De Rijp A day trip to Leiden Monument Pyramide van Austerlitz, Woudenberg, Netherlands A trip to Amersfoort, Netherlands
Departing Egmond aan zee and its gale force winds and crashing waves we started our trip south with the little AlfaSud. The navigation systems consisted of: main turn by turn navigation via WAZE. This app is most useful for avoiding traffic. As most of the route involves large highways full …
After an early morning walk in the mostly deserted French town of Dun-sur-Meuse we ended up at a BOULANGERIE for a croissant and coffee. The baked items on display were all postcard perfect – sadly modern technology invaded into the coffee preparation area, and like so many other shops, they pushed a …
Todays drive was all about the Alps and the Great St Bernard Pass that leads us to Italy. We traveled south with the towering mountains before us, past ugly Swiss industrial areas we wondered why Switzerland was thought of as so idyllic. Only when at the foothills of the Alps, …
A spring visit to Colorado including the cities of Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and a few others. The main focus of the trip is to survey the Craft Beer scene and see where the movement is going. Colorado, aside from having beautiful mountain scenery is also ground zero
A small sample of some of the bizarre art Denver airport welcomed us to Colorado. A demonic figure sits inside an article of luggage, or as I was informed by a woman at the info kiosk “its a gargoyle, not a demon”.
The name of the River North Arts District of course has been shortened to RiNo to meet hipster qualifications. Then that shortened name was changed to Rhino so they can use the image of the animal. (https://rinoartdistrict.org/) The area itself formerly was an industrial area just northeast of downtown Denver.
After walking the entire arts district it was time for a break and travel by car. A trip up to the famed Rocky Mountain national park was mapped out.
With a day of hikes and drives ahead we decided a full sit-down breakfast was in order to tide us over. The Buff restaurant in downtown Boulder is
Another breakfast, fortunately there is Torchy’s Tacos! Now we just need espresso; well there is a place called Hot Chick A Latte Coffee House .