Monday, April 24, 2006

A Trip to the North

This past Friday, Arno and I drove to the north of the Netherlands and caught a ferry to one of the nearby islands called Texel (pronounced like tessel). We drove around the island for most of the afternoon checking out the views of the expansive green fields, sea, and beaches. It was the first time in eight years that I have driven a manual shift too--scary for me, but Arno was so patient!! :0) I have only a few photos from the trip...
In other news, I have just been very busy with schoolwork...I can't believe it's just a month until I leave for Bosnia!!! Next weekend is a huge party weekend because it's Queen's day. Everyone in the country puts on their orange (FYI, Orange is the Royal family's name) from head to toe and drinks ridiculous amounts of beer.

The biggest news is the birth of my baby brother which is planned (c-section) for Wednesday, 26 April. His name will be Jared Allen--a good name if you ask me. Will have photos of him at some point soon.

Check back in the next couple of weeks for photos of the baby and from Queen's day!