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Holland, days 1 and 2

April 22, 2022 1 comment

Our 15 hr. travel day from Dallas to Utrecht was quite uneventful, except for for a mad dash in Heathrow. Got to the Hampton in Utrecht and checked into the smallest hotel room ever. But it’s got a good shower and bed.

Met brother-in-law Jaap and niece Els for a wonderful dinner. A new concept, a high end kitchen serving small gourmet dishes. Fixed price for as many as you can eat. Only limit was that you could order only two at a time. I recommend it, try http://www.deutrechter.nl for full info. Then to bed with a time zone interrupted sleep.

Got up this morning and a short walk on the market. Yes, cheese, fish, and street food a plenty. But didn’t eat much, still absorbing last night’s meal.

Took Els’s advice and visited the University of Utrecht’s Botanical Gardens (she works at the university). Site of an old army fort that is now preserved as part of the garden. The walk to the top, maybe only two stories high, did give a good view. Probably one of the few times we got above sea level ūüėÄ.

Back to the hotel with some fast food to tide us over until dinner. Transportation is so quick, easy and cheap in Holland….. no car needed. A relaxing dinner is planned tonight, then on to more family fun tomorrow.

November 25, 2013 1 comment

The food markets in Spain are incredible. ¬†If you can eat it (and some you shouldn’t) you can find it here. ¬†Just for fun, browsing lets you see and learn things you’ve never known before. ¬†And if you’re adventuresome, bring your wallet… Some highlights from the Barcelona and Cadiz markets.

Chocolate

Chocolate

Famous (and expensive!) hams

Famous (and expensive!) hams

Any cut of meat

Any cut of meat

Eggs

Eggs

Mushrooms!

Mushrooms!

Tomatoes (I think)

Blood oranges (I think)

All kinds of fruit

All kinds of fruit

Colorful candy

Colorful candy

Veggies

Veggies

Fish

Fish

More fish

More fish

Baby goat

Baby goat

Not sure how you prepare this!

Not sure how you prepare this!

Peppers

Peppers