AMSTERDAM , NETHERLANDS

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April 9, 2014  

Hello from Amsterdam!!!   It is wonderful to be traveling again and this is such a beautiful and interesting city with the canals,  the boats,  the architecture  and more!..  Amsterdam is a friendly city , very walkable  ( we walked 11 miles this first day)  and lots to see.

Can u see me? ……….. I’m standing in the “m”.      “m ” for me !      Sorry –  silliness and jet lag  are an unstoppable combination!

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Amsterdam is in full  spring bloom  and its so beautiful!

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Tulips and Bikes are a common sight in Amsterdam,  :  )

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Besides lots of exploring on foot,  we took an enjoyable canal cruise  which also gave us a good overall look at the city.Image

 One of our interesting  “must sees” was this  very tiny  house, 32 feet x 8 feet, which is  attached to the Oude Kerk ( Old Church),  Oude Kerk  is the oldest church in Amsterdam, built in 1300.  Yes, some one actually lives  in this house,    

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An unexpected sight was this person riding a camel down the road.  Can’t tell you anymore about it – we were just as puzzled!

 

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Then, after such a busy day, Judy’s feet hurt and she had to buy some new shoes. 

More Amsterdam to come!  Stay tuned!

 

CAROLINA WREN IN SEARCH OF DINNER

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April Fools Day 2014 and it’s not very funny

I received this cute birdhouse that was covered in birdseed  as a gift from my daughter.  When I hung it up, it didn’t take long for the birds to find the new food source.  This Carolina Wren was especially pleased to fill her belly and would return frequently.

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She was even willing, though maybe reluctantly, to share. But sadly, the starling told many of his relatives about the food house and before long……..

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the house was picked clean. When the Carolina Wren returned for an easy meal, she was not at all happy. I’m confident that if she had had a lower lip, it would have been sticking out.

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After searching all around the house, this little bird looked even more perplexed as to what happened to all of the food until…..
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finally she just couldn’t take it anymore and had a pitiful break down.
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There were other backyard options for her to try and she made the rounds that afternoon to all of them….
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….just didn’t necessarily enjoy them. Then she was gone. A true story.

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