Guess who came to visit? If you guessed Shane’s family, then you guessed Wright! My almost in-laws and nephew (6 more weeks! – not that anyone is counting) made the trek from southwest Virginia to spend 10 days in Europe with Shane, Meatball and me. Two planes and a train ride later put them hereContinue reading “Groningen, Paris, & Amsterdam Too !”
Category Archives: The Netherlands
Almost Christmas….and home !
That’s right! We are in the final days now! By the time this posts, it will officially be 9 days until Whitney and I are heading home. Crazy right?! It’s hard to believe it has already been 18 months since we moved (and 18 months since we have been home!). Details of our upcoming tripContinue reading “Almost Christmas….and home !”
Duiken in het Nederland
…and I’m back! Apparently I like to plan all my major activities close together. This weekend Shane and I drove to the village Scharendijke in Zeeland, which is a province in the south of the Netherlands. Here, we completed our PADI Advanced Open Water certification! The drive down was only 3 hours and 15 min,Continue reading “Duiken in het Nederland”
Look Who We Found !
The Sufrinkos! 😊 And they were here for 9 days of Shwitastic European fun! The trip was split into three parts. We started in Groningen, jetted off to Rome for a few days in the middle, and ended in Amsterdam. I’m going to take The Netherlands portion of our adventure. Shane will continue with RomeContinue reading “Look Who We Found !”
Happy New Year !
We Went to Amsterdam! Well, not for New Year’s Eve. We stayed here in Groningen for that which was an experience in itself. Fireworks are legal here for only three days (Dec 30 – Jan 1) and during that time you can expect to hear them non-stop. The legal fireworks aren’t so huge butContinue reading “Happy New Year !”
The first few days…
Well, it’s been a few days now and I think we have started to get the hang of the Groningen/Dutch lifestyle. To keep things a little more straightforward, I’ll just break it up into days. This may turn out to be a long post, as we have a fair amount to share. *Warning: Don’t expectContinue reading “The first few days…”
A Netherlands riddle for you
What’s black and blue and has 16 legs? Give up? My suitcase! …with ALL my pants. …that the airline lost. Awesome. Well, we are finally here! Three flights, two long layovers, and a two-hour train ride later we are finally in the city we will call home for the next four years. Considering we checkedContinue reading “A Netherlands riddle for you”
Well, it’s official: we are on our way to The Netherlands! After months of preparation and a seemingly endless string of paperwork and forms, it’s hard to believe that it’s finally happening. By this time tomorrow, we will be settling into our new apartment in Groningen. We have a pretty long trip to get there,Continue reading “Netherlands Bound!”