Saturday, March 31, 2018

Long Weekends

We were lucky enough to be in town during the Easter Holiday which means we have Saturday – Monday to explore.  Since we have a car we decided to hit the road on Saturday.  Knowing nothing, we flipped a coin which pointed us southwest to the historic city of The Hague.  This is an old town which houses much of the Netherlands government.  There is some beautiful architecture there.  Here is one government building called the Binnenhof.  Some of the buildings in tis complex are over 700 years old!

Of course Cheryl and I can only handle so much culture so it’s time for some food and beverages.  We stumbled on a Saturday street market with all kinds of foods, jewelry and clothing.   We just had to buy a couple zjoko kuzu.  These are chocolate covered crème puffs on a stroopwafel.  Delicious!

We decided to continue west and visit the coast, again, completely blind as to where we are going or what we might find.  Of course we could ask someone but that would be way to easy.  JUST DO IT is our mantra!  We stumbled on Scheveningen Beach which is a nice place with a lot of tourist attractions.  Zip lining, Ferris Wheel, shopping and restaurants.  We had a couple learning experiences (again getting out of the parking garage) and filing the car with gas.  Seems like such a simple thing, but at this station the green handle was gas and the black handle was diesel.  Good thing they were both marked IN ENGLISH, otherwise Hertz would have had a nice engine repair to do. 

We finished the day with a wonderful dinner at “The Duchess.”  All in all a terrific day exploring and learning the culture.  

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