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“Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment in life.” ~ Unknown

June 10, 2019

Day two in Amsterdam was much better. The sun was shining and after eleven hours of sleep although my body clock was still off (normal for me) we were ready to start the day. After a delicious breakfast at a local cafe we headed to our self guided tour of the Ann Frank house. It was very moving to see where she and her family lived and the horrors of life then.

The Ann Frank House

After the tour Skip and I went off on our own to wander the city. Just to be clear, we walked the city and stopped for lunch at a lovely burger cafe, but we did not shop, at all.

Amsterdam is an interesting city to say the very least.

In the afternoon, we had an unplanned, spontaneous, not Skip like, canal cruise. Sadly, my camera battery went dead forcing me to “live in the moment” although I did try some cell phone views of the canal. It was relaxing and lovely.

In the evening, we had the loveliest and most delicious dinner ever, prepared by a couple named Olaf and Martine at their home. It is a fine dining experience of home cuisine prepared by a chef and his wife in their home. I was slightly off my game in taking pictures of the meal as I was enjoying it more than pondering the photo op. They are a beautiful couple, who are warm and welcoming and talented. There was good wine, great food, the best gluten free pear tart I have ever tasted in my life, good wine and great conversation. I highly recommend Martine’s Table in Amsterdam. You will not be disappointed.

Olaf and Martine

“As with any journey, who you travel with is more important than the destination.”

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