Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Michal makes dinner

In case you do not recognize it, that is french onion soup in too small containers.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Debbie's Lake Party

Saturday was Debbie's annual lake party, complete with bouncy inner tubing. See all the fun photos.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Draw the line

David Gray - the nicest famous person I'll ever meet!

We attended the Mountain Music Festival this evening for the sole purpose of seeing David Gray. He played a private performance on Friday afternoon at Amazon, and Michal got the hook up with his manager. That means when we got to the festival, we not only got to meet and greet David Gray with all the other hundred or so people who pre-ordered his September release, but thanks to the best husband ever we got a personal introduction and three autographs. It totally rocked!

To finish things off, after the awesome show, I scored a guitar pick.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

We made it!

Yay for making the 10:35 ferry on the way to the Olympic peninsula for camping on the beach! As you can see, we were one of the last cars onto the ferry, parked at the back with our very own cone to show for it. Of course, this means we were also one of the last two cars off the ferry on the other side, and stuck behind the long line of ferry traffic. But it beat waiting an extra hour for the next departure.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We are cruel

We bought some saddle bags for Tetley. He does not like them, but he's willing to put up with them while being fed treats. Now he can carry all his own stuff for longer outings.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Europe Photos

It wasn't mentioned in our last post, but all the photos from our recent Europe trip (Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands) are online now.

Sarah's Photos (177)
Michal's Best Photos (146)
Michal's Remaining Photos (1020)

Sunday, August 2, 2009


About a month ago we went to Saskia and Thomas' wedding in Frankfurt, then spent some time in Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands before flying home again. We took tons of pictures, and did tons of things. Here's a summary of our itinerary, complete with links to the relevant photos for each.

Day 1 - Saturday (Frankfurt)
Dirk's Wedding
Saskia and Thomas' Wedding party

Day 2 - Sunday (Luxembourg)
Travel to Luxembourg
Luxembourg City
- including the Bock Casemates
Continue on to Brussels, Belgium

Day 3 - Monday (Brussels)
European Union Parliament
Arcade du Cinquantenaire
The Atomium
Grand Place
Mannequin Pis and Jeanneke Pis
and of course, beer, waffles and fries!

Day 4 - Tuesday (Ghent and Bruges)
Ghent Belfry
Bruges Belfry
Canal tour in Bruges
and of course, Belgian chocolate (NSFW)!
At the end of the day we returned to Brussels, found a free-flowing, on-the-street, horse-drawn beer keg complete with police escort, and watched a show.

Day 5 - Wednesday (Antwerp)
Diamond Making
Grote Markt
Underground Antwerp
Museum Plantin-Moretus

Day 6 - Thursday (Amsterdam)
Van Gogh Museum
Red Light District
Anne Frank House
Cat Boat

Day 7 - Friday (Den Haag and Delft)
Traveled to Den Haag via Stoptrein through Gouda.
Vredespaleis (Peace Palace)
Then we moved to Delft for the remainder of the afternoon:
Municipal Museum het Prinsenhof
William of Orange's tomb
Oude Kerk
Nieuwe Kerk
And of course we saw traditional Holland!

Day 8 - Saturday (Amsterdam and Frankfurt)
Oude Kerk
Nieuwe Kerk
Koninklijk Paleis
Then we checked out of our hotel and took the train back to Frankfurt.