Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Keukenhof flower gardens

Since I clearly could not spend Mother's Day at home in the U.S. with my own mother, Arno and I spent it with his mother and father (pictured below). We went to the world famous Keukenhof gardens located close to Leiden where I go to University. It was a nice day but unfortunately we were just a week and a half too late to catch all of the flowers in full bloom which is apparently spectacular! All in all, a very nice relaxing day with Arno's parents :o) For more photos, visit my kodakgallery site here!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Koninginnedag (Queen's Day) 2007

Last weekend was Koninginnedag - the huge, country-wide festival is to celebrate the Queen Mother's birthday. Everyone wears Orange because the royal family's name is ORANGE, wow! Basically, the celebration includes lots of street markets, music, relaxing in the park, and beer.

L-R: Robert, me, Arno, Marnix, Nike, Rudy, J
eske, Jeroen