Finally–we were reunited with my parents. First Mom, then Pop. It was an emotional reunion. I cried when Mom and I first embraced at the airport. If this pandemic life has taught me anything, it’s that life is precious and time together is special. I am so happy that we were able to have this long visit again. My parents enjoyed Limburg life, a trip with us in the Veluwe, and also a week in France and Belgium together.
Some highlights that I hope the kids remember dearly:
Seeing a wild boar and deer in the morning from our vacation house. Old house, but in a beautiful location.
Biking in the Hoge Veluwe to the Kröller-Müller Museum, hunting lodge, and tea house. Gramps falling of his bike and Flora having a little chuckle once she realized he was okay.
Dinner at this great restaurant in Epe. Date night dinner out with Jaap.
Day trip to Deventer. The kids scooting all around the city. Hot chocolate, coffee, and peperkoek on the big square in Deventer.
The leaves changing color in the Hoge Veluwe. What a beautiful time.
A great castle visit— I can’t even remember the name of it. Picking up leaves all along the way.
Audio book with Deacon King Kong
The Openlucht Museum. We got to see most of it this time. It was a glorious day.