Sunday, July 19, 2009

Netherlands, Week 1 continued

Here are some photos of the view from the front and side of our hotel room balcony, showing part of the golf course. It's a very big balcony, and a lovely breeze is constantly blowing.



This pic is out of order, but here we are at the airport in Dallas, ready to start our adventure!

So far it has been a very interesting experience. Today we attended our first chapel service and met several wonderful families. Many folks are leaving the area this summer, so the congregation needs some rebuilding. We also all got our library cards, and were able to check out some books and DVDs. We have a list of 4 houses to look at on Monday or Tuesday, so hopefully we will soon have a place to live. Friday is our driving class and test, and hopefully the day we will get our Dutch drivers licences. So much to do!

Getting online was a challenge...we purchased some minutes with the online service here at the hotel, but our laptop was running out of juice and we had no way to charge it. Today we borrowed a transformer, and are very thankful we can plug in the laptop, as well as the kids' handheld games and such. There isn't a lot to do here at the hotel, and for now we are dependent upon the gracious help of others to get around town. But, we are getting some much-needed rest and recovering from jet lag. It's hard to believe we are actually here!
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1 comment:

Tammy said...

So you are now living in the Netherlands??? WOW! It looks so beautiful and "green" there! I hope you keep us updated with pictures.